A New Physiological Role for the DNA Molecule as a Protector against Drying Stress in Desiccation-Tolerant Microorganisms

@inproceedings{GarcaFontana2016ANP,
  title={A New Physiological Role for the DNA Molecule as a Protector against Drying Stress in Desiccation-Tolerant Microorganisms},
  author={Cristina Garc{\'i}a-Fontana and Juan Jes{\'u}s Narv{\'a}ez-Reinaldo and F Echeverr{\'i}a Castillo and Jes{\'u}s Gonz{\'a}lez-L{\'o}pez and Irene Luque and Maximino Manzanera},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
The DNA molecule is associated with the role of encoding information required to produce RNA which is translated into proteins needed by the cell. This encoding involves information transmission to offspring or to other organisms by horizontal transfer. However, despite the abundance of this molecule in both the cell and the environment, its physiological role seems to be restricted mainly to that of a coding and inheritance molecule. In this paper, we report a new physiological role for the… CONTINUE READING