Cytology and Genetics

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 139–145 | Cite as

Mechanisms of antarctic vascular plant adaptation to abiotic environmental factors

  • I. P. OzheredovaEmail author
  • I. Yu. Parnikoza
  • O. O. Poronnik
  • I. A. Kozeretska
  • S. V. Demidov
  • V. A. Kunakh


Native species of the Antarctic Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis exist at the limits of survival of vascular plants. Fundamental adaptations to abiotic environmental factors that qualitatively distinguish them from the other vascular plants of extreme regions, namely temperature, ultraviolet radiation hardiness, and their genetic plasticity in the changeable environment are discussed.


Deschampsia antarctica Colobanthus quitensis Antarctic mechanisms of adaptation stress protein genome plasticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Ozheredova
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Yu. Parnikoza
    • 2
  • O. O. Poronnik
    • 2
  • I. A. Kozeretska
    • 1
  • S. V. Demidov
    • 1
  • V. A. Kunakh
    • 2
  1. 1.Taras Shevchenko National UniversityKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular Biology and GeneticsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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