The ability to survive desiccation is commonly found in seeds or pollen and is widespread in lower organisms, but it is rare in the vegetative tissues of flowering plants. These ‘resurrection plants’ are socalled because they appear to be dead in the dried state and brought back to life by the addition of water.
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Feature| August 01 2008
How dried flowers bloom again: Dehydration tolerance in resurrection plants
Biochem (Lond) (2008) 30 (4): 14–17.
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Jonathan Phillips, Dorothea Bartels; How dried flowers bloom again: Dehydration tolerance in resurrection plants. Biochem (Lond) 1 August 2008; 30 (4): 14–17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO03004014
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