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Drought Stress Effects on Root Cell Membranes

  • Helén Svenningsson
  • Maria Andersson
  • Conny Liljenberg

Abstract

Drought stress or consecutive periods of drought stress implies drastic changes in the root cell membranes of higher plants. We have found, in previous investigations on lipid analysis of whole roots, changes in the total amount of acyl lipids, the unsaturation degree and the dry weight ratio root/shoot, the molar ratio free sterols/phospholipids and the level of abscisic acid. These investigations were performed on oats and rape (Liljenberg and Kates, 1982; Liljenberg and Kates, 1985; Svenningsson and Liljenberg, 1986).

Keywords

Drought Stress Phosphatidic Acid Stress Period Free Sterol Steryl Ester 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helén Svenningsson
    • 1
  • Maria Andersson
    • 1
  • Conny Liljenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiology, Botanical InstituteUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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