By Ulrich Lüttge, Erwin Beck, Dorothea Bartels
Desiccation tolerance was once crucial whilst vegetation first started to overcome land, approximately four hundred million years in the past. whereas such a lot desiccation-tolerant vegetation belong to basal phylogenetic taxa, this potential has additionally developed between a few vascular plant species.
In this quantity well known specialists deal with plant desiccation tolerance on the organismic in addition to on the mobile point. the variety of ecophysiological variations and acclimations of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, mosses, and lichens is addressed in different chapters. the actual difficulties of vascular crops in the course of dehydration/rehydration cycles ensuing not just from their hydraulic architectures, but in addition from critical secondary stresses linked to the desiccated kingdom are mentioned. according to the remedy of desiccation tolerance on the organismic point, a moment element of the e-book is dedicated to the cellphone organic point. It delineates the overall suggestions of practical genomics, epigenetics, genetics, molecular biology and the sensing and signalling networks of structures biology interested in dehydration/rehydration cycles.
This ebook offers a useful compilation of present wisdom, that's a prerequisite for a greater knowing of plant desiccation tolerance in usual in addition to agro- and woodland ecosystems the place water is among the such a lot crucial resources.
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