As it has been suggested that for bryophyte species improved water absorption and holding characteristics are most likely mechanisms of increased growth (Rixen & Mulder, 2005), it would be interesting to link the performance of PSII with the water holding capacity of bryophyte species in natural conditions at different levels of water availability to demonstrate putative adaptive mechanisms of the photochemistry of photosynthesis against desiccation
The scorpions receiving the desiccation
treatment lost a significantly greater percentage of their body mass (-14.
Our specific objectives were to determine 1) the lethal time of treatment for mortality of larvae, 2) the lethal percentage weight loss of larvae, 3) the desiccation
rate of larvae, 4) the relationship between vacuum time and weight loss of larvae, 5) the relation between desiccation
rate and wood moisture content (MC), and 6) the effects of temperature, pressure, and relative humidity on the desiccation
Fisher W, Bergfeld R, Plachy R, Shafer R, Shopfer (1988) Accumulation of storage materiais, precocious germination and development of desiccation
tolerance in mustard (Sinapsis alba L.
The impacts of stresses such as desiccation
vary with life-history stage.
WALTERS (2000) reported that there is a gradient of desiccation
tolerance among seeds, ranging from intolerant (highly recalcitrant) to the most tolerant (classical orthodox), and the minimum water content varies according to the species.
In this context, the aim of the present investigation is to analyse the changes in the isoenzyme patterns of the major enzymes involved the scavenging of ROSs in the desiccation
stressed fronds of the terrestrial forking fern Dicranopteris linearis.
lepidophylla, also known as bird's nest moss) returns to a green appearance approximately twenty-four hours after rehydration when photosynthesis and respiration recommence normal levels (Pampurova and Van Dijck, "The Desiccation
Tolerant Secrets" 285).
Plants were maintained until the end of the cycle for the desiccation
to be similar to that under field conditions.
Metabolic changes play a role in desiccation
survival, previous studies have indicated that glycogen shift to trehalose during insect-killing nematode Steinernema feltiae dehydration (Gal et al.
Finot reported, "The rain ruined the desiccation
Soon after desiccation
levels were reached, the achenes had their internal morphology evaluated by X-ray, and their physiological quality and seed vigor estimated.