Topics in Current Genetics

Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments

Editors: Lubzens, Esther, Cerda, Joan, Clark, Melody (Eds.)

  • Offers the first extensive coverage of dormancy in cells and organisms
  • Examines functions associated with dormancy and how they are regulated
  • Explores the relevance of dormancy to the preservation of cells and tissues
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Many organisms have evolved the ability to enter into and revive from a dormant state. They can survive for long periods in this state (often even months to years), yet can become responsive again within minutes or hours. This is often, but not necessarily, associated with desiccation. Preserving one’s body and reviving it in future generations is a dream of mankind. To date, however, we have failed to learn how cells, tissues or entire organisms can be made dormant or be effectively revived at ambient temperatures. In this book studies on organisms, ranging from aquatic cyanobacteria that produce akinetes to hibernating mammals, are presented, and reveal common but also divergent physiological and molecular pathways for surviving in a dormant form or for tolerating harsh environments. Attempting to learn the functions associated with dormancy and how they are regulated is one of the great future challenges. Its relevance to the preservation of cells and tissues is one of the key concerns of this book.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lubzens, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Akinetes: Dormant Cells of Cyanobacteria

    Kaplan-Levy, Ruth N. (et al.)

    Pages 5-27

  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Spore Germination

    Geijer, Cecilia (et al.)

    Pages 29-41

  • Dormancy in Plant Seeds

    Hilhorst, Henk W. M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-67

  • Bud Dormancy in Perennial Plants: A Mechanism for Survival

    Anderson, James V. (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26431-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments
Editors
  • Esther Lubzens
  • Joan Cerda
  • Melody Clark
Series Title
Topics in Current Genetics
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12422-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12422-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12421-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26431-3
Series ISSN
1610-2096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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