8. DNA Structure and Seed Desiccation Tolerance

  1. Matthew A. Jenks PhD1 and
  2. Andrew J. Wood PhD2
  1. Ivan Boubriak,
  2. Shirley McCready and
  3. Daphne J. Osborne

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch8

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

How to Cite

Boubriak, I., McCready, S. and Osborne, D. J. (2008) DNA Structure and Seed Desiccation Tolerance, in Plant Desiccation Tolerance (eds M. A. Jenks and A. J. Wood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch8

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



  • DNA structure;
  • seed desiccation tolerance;
  • water molecules;
  • ethidium bromide intercalation;
  • electron microscopy


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Desiccation and Maintaining the Integrity of the Genome

  • Evolutionary Adaptations of Seeds and DNA Repair