Plant Desiccation Tolerance / Edition 1

Plant Desiccation Tolerance / Edition 1

by Matthew A. Jenks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813812631

ISBN-13: 9780813812632

Pub. Date: 10/29/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Plant desiccation tolerance is of great basic and applied scientific interest. Understanding plant responses and adaptations to severe desiccation is key to applying desiccation tolerance research to the improvement of economically important crops. Plant Desiccation Tolerance brings together a field of international researchers to provide a current review of

Overview

Plant desiccation tolerance is of great basic and applied scientific interest. Understanding plant responses and adaptations to severe desiccation is key to applying desiccation tolerance research to the improvement of economically important crops. Plant Desiccation Tolerance brings together a field of international researchers to provide a current review of the advances in plant desiccation tolerance research. The book is broken up into three sections: Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance; Desiccation Tolerance of Pollen, Spores, and Seeds; and Applications of Desiccation Tolerance Research. Completely up-to-date and written by leading desiccation experts, Plant Desiccation Tolerance will be of great interest to plant researchers and plant and crop science professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813812632
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/29/2007
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance.

1. Plant desiccation tolerance: diversity, distribution, and real-world applications - Andrew J. Wood and Matthew A. Jenks.

2. Lessons on dehydration tolerance from desiccation tolerant plants - Melvin Oliver.

3. Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in Angiosperm resurrection plants - Jill M. Farrant.

4. Desiccation tolerance in lichens - Richard P. Beckett and Farida V. Minibayeva.

5. Desiccation tolerance: gene expression, pathways and regulation of gene expression - Dorothea Bartels, Jonathon Phillips, and John Chandler.

Section 2. Desiccation Tolerance of Pollen, Spores and Seeds.

6. Seed desiccation-tolerance mechanisms - Patricia Berjak, Jill M. Farrant, and Norman W. Pammenter.

7. The glassy state in dry seeds and pollen - Olivier Leprince and Julia Buitink.

8. DNA structure and seed desiccation tolerance - Ivan Broubriak, Shirley McCready, and Daphne J. Osborne.

9. Structural dynamics and desiccation damage in plant reproductive organs - Christina Walters and Karen L. Koster.

Section 3. Applications of Desiccation Tolerance Research.

10. Desiccation tolerance genes and avenues for crop improvement - Revel Iyer, Sagadevan G. Mundree, Mohamed Suhail Rafudeen, and Jennifer Ann Thompson

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