4. Desiccation Tolerance in Lichens

  1. Matthew A. Jenks PhD1 and
  2. Andrew J. Wood PhD2
  1. Richard P. Beckett and
  2. Farida V. Minibayeva

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch4

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

How to Cite

Beckett, R. P. and Minibayeva, F. V. (2007) Desiccation Tolerance in Lichens, in Plant Desiccation Tolerance (eds M. A. Jenks and A. J. Wood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch4

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



  • lichens;
  • symbiotic organisms;
  • photobiont;
  • cytoskeleton;
  • basidiomycota


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Limits to Desiccation Tolerance

  • Harmful Effects of Desiccation Stress

  • Controlling Reactive Oxygen Species Metabolism is Important in Desiccation Tolerance

  • Other Mechanisms of Desiccation Tolerance

  • Constitutive and Inducible Desiccation Tolerance

  • Desiccation Tolerance: Protection or Repair?

  • The Evolution of Desiccation Tolerance in Lichens

  • Conclusions