Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are associated with desiccation tolerance in anhydrobiotic organisms. The larvae of an African chironomid, Polypedilum vanderplanki, are able to withstand almost complete desiccation during which they enter a state of suspended animation. Here, we developed an EST database from desiccating larvae and isola...
10.1079/SSR2003146 / Seed Science Research / 13 / 4 / 287-302 / SESRE
Journal of Comparative Physiology B
The environmental physiology of terrestrial Antarctic nematodes is reviewed with an emphasis on their cold-tolerance strategies. These nematodes are living in one of the most extreme environments on Earth and face a variety of stresses, including low temperatures and desiccation. Their diversity is low and declines with latitude. They show resistan...
10.1016/S0304-4165(98)00077-4 / Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects / 1425 / 1 / 245-254 / BBGSB
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
Arbutin is a glycosylated hydroquinone found at high concentrations in certain plants capable of surviving extreme and sustained dehydration. In this paper, we examine a potential role of this molecule in anhydrobiosis. We have studied its effects on the physical properties of phospholipids and on preservation of liposomes during drying. Arbutin de...
After natural desiccation in the field, anhydrobiotic populations ofPratylenchus thornei Sher & Allen andMerlinius brevidens (Allen) Sidiqqi were treated in three different ways: some were kept dry to maintain nematodes in the anhydrobiotic stage; some were rehydrated and then allowed to dry again to induce a new desiccation cycle; and some were re...