Daisuke Takezawa

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Vegetative desiccation tolerance is common in bryophytes, although this character has been lost in most vascular plants. The moss Physcomitrella patens survives complete desiccation if treated with abscisic acid (ABA). Group A protein phosphatases type 2C (PP2C) are negative regulators of abscisic acid signalling. Here we show that the elimination of Group(More)
Suspension-cultured cells derived from immature embryos of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Chihoku) were used in experiments designed to obtain clues to the mechanism of the ABA-induced development of freezing tolerance. Cultured cells treated with 50 microM ABA for 5 d at 23 degrees C acquired the maximum level of freezing tolerance (LT50; -21.6(More)
Xylem parenchyma cells (XPCs) in larch adapt to subfreezing temperatures by deep supercooling, while cortical parenchyma cells (CPCs) undergo extracellular freezing. The temperature limits of supercooling in XPCs changed seasonally from -30 degrees C during summer to -60 degrees C during winter as measured by freezing resistance. Artificial deacclimation of(More)
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