Desiccation survival times in different desiccation-tolerant plants

Benkő Zsuzsanna: Desiccation survival times in different desiccation-tolerant plants. In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (46) 3-4. pp. 231-233. (2002)

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There is not exact information on the longevity of the desiccated period after what the desiccation tolerant plants can recover their photosynthetic structure and function. Generally , the longer the period spent in a desiccated state the less is the potential to full metabolic recovery. We know just that vascular DT-s can survive longer desiccated periods than cryptogams. Therefore, in the case of three cryptogam DT species: the moss Tortula ruralis, and the lichens Cladonia convoluta, an d C. furcata, and two vascular monocotyledonous DT species: Xerophyta scabrida, and Coleochloa microcephala were examined the recovery of their net C02 assimilation during rehydration (following stored in dry stage for different lengths). According to our results the cryptogams were able to recover their photosynthetic activity just after 4 months or less, while the leaves of X. scabrida an d C. microcephala remained able to revive afte r2-11 years of desiccation.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Ecophysiology; Proceedings of the 7th Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2002
Volume: 46
Number: 3-4
ISSN: 1588-385X
Page Range: pp. 231-233
Language: English
Event Title: Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology, 7., 2002, Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 233. p.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2021. Apr. 13. 12:24

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