Dehydration-induced expression of a 31-kDa dehydrin in Polypodium Polypodioides (Polypodiaceae) may enable large, reversible deformation of cell walls.

Current and predicted climate changes caused by global warming compel greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms that plants use to survive drought. The desiccation-tolerant fern Polypodium polypodioides exhibits extensive cell wall folding when dried to less than 15% relative water content (...

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Main Authors: Layton, Bradley., Boyd, M Brent., Tripepi, Manuela., Bitonti, Beatrice., Dollahon, Norman., Balsamo, Ronald.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2010
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