5. Desiccation Tolerance: Gene Expression, Pathways, and Regulation of Gene Expression

  1. Matthew A. Jenks PhD1 and
  2. Andrew J. Wood PhD2
  1. Dorothea Bartels,
  2. Jonathan Phillips and
  3. John Chandler

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch5

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

How to Cite

Bartels, D., Phillips, J. and Chandler, J. (2007) Desiccation Tolerance: Gene Expression, Pathways, and Regulation of Gene Expression, in Plant Desiccation Tolerance (eds M. A. Jenks and A. J. Wood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch5

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



  • gene expression;
  • desiccation tolerance;
  • water stress;
  • cytological changes;
  • phospholipids


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Whole Plant Effects: Growth and Metabolism

  • Control of Water Permeability: The Role of Aquaporins

  • Sensing of Water Deficit

  • Signal Transduction: Second Messengers and Signaling Molecules

  • Molecular Responses: Gene Expression in Response to Dehydration and Desiccation

  • Craterostigma Desiccation Tolerant (CDT) Genes

  • Integration of Genetic Pathways: MAP Kinase Cascades

  • Oxidative Damage and Reactive Oxygen Species

  • Conservation of Pathways

  • Conclusions