2. Lessons on Dehydration Tolerance from Desiccation-Tolerant Plants

  1. Matthew A. Jenks PhD1 and
  2. Andrew J. Wood PhD2
  1. Melvin J. Oliver

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch2

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

How to Cite

Oliver, M. J. (2007) Lessons on Dehydration Tolerance from Desiccation-Tolerant Plants, in Plant Desiccation Tolerance (eds M. A. Jenks and A. J. Wood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Center for Plant Environmental Stress, Physiology at Purdue University

  2. 2

    Professor of Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology, in the Department of Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813812632

Online ISBN: 9780470376881



  • dehydration tolerance;
  • extremophiles;
  • desiccation-tolerant plants;
  • temperature fluctuations;
  • noninjurious leve


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Variability in Desiccation Tolerance

  • Hardening and Priming for Tolerance

  • Evolutionary Aspects of Desiccation Tolerance in Plants

  • Mechanistic Considerations

  • Components of Cellular Protection

  • Survival Strategies for Dehydration Extremophiles

  • Genomics and Desiccation Tolerance

  • Concluding Remarks