Activation of seed-specific genes in leaves and roots of the desiccation tolerant plant, Xerophyta humilis

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Illing, Nicola en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Farrant, Jill M en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Denby, Katherine J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Walford, Sally-Ann en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T17:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T17:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Walford, S. 2008. Activation of seed-specific genes in leaves and roots of the desiccation tolerant plant, Xerophyta humilis. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4349
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 131-169).
dc.description.abstract The ability of tissues to survive almost complete loss of cellular water is a trait found throughout the plant kingdom. While this desiccation tolerance is common in seeds of most angiosperms it is rare in their vegetative tissues. Xerophyta humilis (Bak.) Dur and Schintz belongs to a small group of resurrection angiosperms and it possesses the ability to withstand extreme desiccation of greater than 90% in both its seeds and vegetative tissues and return to active metabolism upon rehydration. We have tested the hypothesis that vegetative desiccation tolerance in angiosperms has evolved as an adaptation of seed desiccation tolerance. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Cell Biology en_ZA
dc.title Activation of seed-specific genes in leaves and roots of the desiccation tolerant plant, Xerophyta humilis en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Molecular and Cell Biology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PHD en_ZA
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