Desiccation and Survival in Plants

Desiccation and Survival in Plants

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In the past twenty years there has been a revolution in plant sciences, as new methods of molecular biology and biophysics have been applied to investigate environmental stress, particularly desiccation tolerance. Today, there is a good level of understanding of how plant cells cope with extreme water stress. This book is divided into four sections, dealing with 1) the technical background to desiccation tolerance studies; 2) the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; 3) mechanisms of damage and tolerance, and 4) a brief prospect and retrospect. It covers orthodox and recalcitrant seeds, pollen and spores, vegetative parts, and other plant tissues.Its respiration rate at shedding is similar to that of the orthodox Acer species, and there is no evidence of increased lipid ... DNA repair processes are markedly compromised after limited drying and DNA replication does not fully recover after anbsp;...

Title:Desiccation and Survival in Plants
Author:Michael Black, H. W. Pritchard
Publisher:CABI - 2002-05-01


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