Adaptations of higher plant cell walls to water loss: drought vs desiccation.

  title={Adaptations of higher plant cell walls to water loss: drought vs desiccation.},
  author={John P. Moore and M{\"a}ite Vicr{\'e}-Gibouin and Jill M. Farrant and Azeddine Driouich},
  journal={Physiologia plantarum},
  volume={134 2},
Water-deficit stress poses unique challenges to plant cells dependent on a hydrostatic skeleton and a polysaccharide-rich cell wall for growth and development. How the plant cell wall is adapted to loss of water is of interest in developing a general understanding of water stress tolerance in plants and of relevance in strategies related to crop improvement. Drought tolerance involves adaptations to growth under reduced water potential and the concomitant restructuring of the cell wall that… CONTINUE READING


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