Drought Tolerance in Two Mosses: Correlated with Enzymatic Defence Against Lipid Peroxidation

@article{Dhindsa1981DroughtTI,
  title={Drought Tolerance in Two Mosses: Correlated with Enzymatic Defence Against Lipid Peroxidation},
  author={Rajinder S. Dhindsa and Wandekayi Matowe},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Botany},
  year={1981},
  volume={32},
  pages={79-91}
}
Drought-induced changes in the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase, level of lipid peroxidation, and membrane permeability (solute leakage) have been studied in two mosses, the drought-tolerant Tortula ruralis and the drought-sensitive Cratoneuron filicinum. In T. ruralis the activities of SOD and catalase increase during slow drying. The level of lipid peroxidation consequently declines. On subsequent rehydration the enzyme activities decline and the level of lipid… 

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