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Desiccation and Plant Survival


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This book is divided into three sections: 1) the technical background of desiccation tolerance studies; 2) the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; and 3) mehcanisms of damage and tolerance. Written by leading international authorities, this book covers orthodox and recalcitrant seeds, pollen and spores, vegetative parts, and other plant tissues.

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Machine generated contents note: Contributors — Preface — PART I. INTRODUCTION — 1 Drying Without Dying — Peter Alpert and Melvin J. Oliver — PART II. METHODOLOGY — 2 Methods for the Study of Water Relations Under Desiccation Stress — Wendell Q. Sun — 3 Experimental Aspects of Drying and Recovery — Norman W. Pammenter, Patricia Berjak, James Wesley-Smith and — Clare Vander Willigen — 4 Biochemical and Biophysical Methods for Quantifying Desiccation Phenomena in Seeds and Vegetative Tissues — Olivier Leprince and Elena A. Golovina — PART III. BIOLOGY OF DEHYDRATION — 5 Desiccation Sensitivity in Orthodox and Recalcitrant Seeds in Relation to Development — Allison R. Kermode and Bill E. Finch-Savage — 6 Pollen and Spores: Desiccation Tolerance in Pollen and the Spores of Lower Plants and Fungi — Folkert A. Hoekstra — 7 Vegetative Tissues: Bryophytes, Vascular Resurrection Plants and Vegetative Propagules — Michael C.F. Proctor and Valerie C. Pence — 8 Systematic and Evolutionary Aspects of Desiccation Tolerance in Seeds — John B. Dickie and Hugh W. Pritchard — PART IV. MECHANISMS OF DAMAGE AND TOLERANCE — 9 Desiccation Stress and Damage — Christina Walters, Jill M. Farrant, Norman W. Pammenter and Patricia Berjak — 10 Biochemistry and Biophysics of Tolerance Systems — Julia Buitink, Folkert A. Hoekstra and Olivier Leprince — 11 Molecular Genetics of Desiccation and Tolerant Systems — Jonathan R. Phillips, Melvin J. Oliver and Dorothea Bartels — 12 Rehydration of Dried Systems: Membranes and the Nuclear Genome — Daphne J. Osborne, Ivan Boubriak and Olivier Leprince — PART V. RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT — 13 Damage and Tolerance in Retrospect and Prospect — Michael Black, Ralph L. Obendorf and Hugh W. Pritchard — Glossary — Taxonomic Index — Subject Index.

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