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Dormancy and Resistance in Harsh Environments

Series: Topics in Current Genetics Volume: 21

Edited By: Esther Lubzens, Joan Cerda and Melody Clark


Hardback | Aug 2010 | #186469 | ISBN-13: 9783642124211
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This book presents studies on organisms, from aquatic cyanobacteria that produce akinetes to hibernating mammals, revealing both common and divergent physiological and molecular pathways for surviving in a dormant form or for tolerating harsh environments.


Introduction.- Cyanobacteria.- Yeast.- Plants seeds.- Plant buds.- LEA proteins.- Rotifer resting eggs.- Tartigrades.- Arctic Insects.- Artemia cysts.- Daphnia resting eggs.- Killifish.- Hibernation.- Medical Applications.- Conclusions.-

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