Differential longevities in desiccated anhydrobiotic plant systems.

  title={Differential longevities in desiccated anhydrobiotic plant systems.},
  author={Folkert A. Hoekstra},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={45 5},
Desiccation tolerance is a wide-spread phenomenon in the plant kingdom, particularly in small propagules lacking own root or rhizome system, such as seeds, pollen, spores of spore plants, and whole moss plants, but rare in whole, vascular plants. Longevities in the desiccated state vary from a few days in some pollen and spore types to many decades in some seeds and moss spores, green vegetative tissues being intermediate in that respect. Therefore, small size of a propagule does not appear to… CONTINUE READING
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