Dehydrins in cold-acclimated apices of birch (Betula pubescens Ehrh.): production, localization and potential role in rescuing enzyme function during dehydration

@article{Rinne1999DehydrinsIC,
  title={Dehydrins in cold-acclimated apices of birch (Betula pubescens Ehrh.): production, localization and potential role in rescuing enzyme function during dehydration},
  author={P{\"a}ivi L. H. Rinne and P{\"a}ivi L. M. Kaikuranta and Linus H. W. van der Plas and Chris van der Schoot},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1999},
  volume={209},
  pages={377-388}
}
 Dehydrins accumulate in various plant tissues during dehydration. Their physiological role is not well understood, but it is commonly assumed that they assist cells in tolerating dehydration. Since in perennials the ability of the shoot apex to withstand dehydration is pivotal for survival through winter, we investigated if and how dehydrins may be involved. A first step in assessing such a role is the identification of their subcellular location. We therefore mapped the location of dehydrin… CONTINUE READING
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