Ecological Studies

Plant Desiccation Tolerance

Editors: Lüttge, Ulrich, Beck, Erwin, Bartels, Dorothea (Eds.)

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Desiccation tolerance was essential when plants first began to conquer land, roughly 400 million years ago. While most desiccation-tolerant plants belong to basal phylogenetic taxa, this capacity has also evolved among some vascular plant species.

In this volume renowned experts treat plant desiccation tolerance at the organismic as well as at the cellular level. The diversity of ecophysiological adaptations and acclimations of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, mosses, and lichens is addressed in several chapters. The particular problems of vascular plants during dehydration/rehydration cycles resulting not only from their hydraulic architectures, but also from severe secondary stresses associated with the desiccated state are discussed. Based on the treatment of desiccation tolerance at the organismic level, a second section of the book is devoted to the cell biological level. It delineates the general concepts of functional genomics, epigenetics, genetics, molecular biology and the sensing and signalling networks of systems biology involved in dehydration/rehydration cycles.

This book provides an invaluable compilation of current knowledge, which is a prerequisite for a better understanding of plant desiccation tolerance in natural as well as agro- and forest ecosystems where water is one of the most essential resources.

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“This well-edited compendium of up-to-date, comprehensive, and extensively referenced articles considers a multitude of extreme tolerance phenomena in both microorganisms and higher plants and the variety of adaptations employed. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (W. Loescher, Choice, Vol. 49 (10), June, 2012)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bartels, Dorothea (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Cyanobacteria: Habitats and Species

    Büdel, Burkhard

    Pages 11-21

  • Cyanobacteria: Multiple Stresses, Desiccation-Tolerant Photosynthesis and Di-nitrogen Fixation

    Lüttge, Ulrich

    Pages 23-43

  • Eukaryotic Algae

    Büdel, Burkhard

    Pages 45-63

  • Lichens and Bryophytes: Habitats and Species

    Lakatos, Michael

    Pages 65-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Desiccation Tolerance
Editors
  • Ulrich Lüttge
  • Erwin Beck
  • Dorothea Bartels
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
215
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19106-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19106-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19105-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26871-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 386
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