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Desiccation and survival in plants [electronic resource] : drying without dying / edited by M. Black and H.W. Pritchard.

Publication:
Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York : CABI Pub., c2002.
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Book
1 online resource (422 p.)
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Subjects:
Plant-water relationships.
Plants -- Drought tolerance.
Plants -- Adaptation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is divided into three sections, dealing with: the technical background to desiccation tolerance studies; the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; mechanisms of damage and tolerance.
Contents:
Contents; Contributors; Preface; Part I Introduction; 1 Drying Without Dying; Part II Methodology; 2 Methods for the Study of Water Relations Under Desiccation Stress; 3 Experimental Aspects of Drying and Recovery; 4 Biochemical and Biophysical Methods for Quantifying Desiccation Phenomena in Seeds and Vegetative Tissues; Part III Biology of Dehydration; 5 Desiccation Sensitivity in Orthodox and Recalcitrant Seeds in Relation to Development; 6 Pollen and Spores: Desiccation Tolerance in Pollen and the Spores of Lower Plants and Fungi
7 Vegetative Tissues: Bryophytes, Vascular Resurrection Plants and Vegetative Propagules8 Systematic and Evolutionary Aspects of Desiccation Tolerance in Seeds; Part IV Mechanisms of Damage and Tolerance; 9 Desiccation Stress and Damage; 10 Biochemistry and Biophysics of Tolerance Systems; 11 Molecular Genetics of Desiccation and Tolerant Systems; 12 Rehydration of Dried Systems: Membranes and the Nuclear Genome; Part V Retrospect and Prospect; 13 Damage and Tolerance in Retrospect and Prospect; Glossary; Taxonomic Index; Subject Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Black, Michael.
Pritchard, H. W.
ISBN:
1-280-82923-0
9786610829231
0-85199-719-8
OCLC:
476055738