9. Structural Dynamics and Desiccation Damage in Plant Reproductive Organs

  1. Matthew A. Jenks PhD1 and
  2. Andrew J. Wood PhD2
  1. Christina Walters and
  2. Karen L. Koster

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch9

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

How to Cite

Walters, C. and Koster, K. L. (2008) Structural Dynamics and Desiccation Damage in Plant Reproductive Organs, in Plant Desiccation Tolerance (eds M. A. Jenks and A. J. Wood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376881.ch9

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

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Keywords:

  • plant reproductive organs;
  • cytoskeleton structure;
  • recalcitrance;
  • desiccation tolerance;
  • fatty acid

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Quantification of Desiccation Tolerance and Damage

  • Kinetics Define Desiccation Damage

  • Moisture “rafts”

  • Reactions When Cells Dry

  • Conclusions