Movie 2.

Storage cell number increase in adult animals. This video showcases the same hatchling and adult specimens of H. exemplaris as shown in Fig. 2C. It presents a z-stack of each animal image by image, with a 1 μm interval between pictures. The video is presented at the same scale to emphasize the size differences and the significant increase in storage cell numbers when comparing adult and hatchling tardigrades. Nuclei are displayed in blue, and neutral lipids are shown in green. Scale bar: 100 μm.

Storage cell proliferation during somatic growth establishes that tardigrades are not eutelic organisms

Gonzalo Quiroga-Artigas, and María Moriel-Carretero

Biology Open 2024. 13:None-None; doi: 10.1242/bio.060299