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Abscisic Acid increases terrestrial plant cell resistance to hydrostatic pressure.
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PMID:  16668704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cells of the terrestrial plant species bromegrass (Bromus inermis L.) are not naturally adapted to withstand the hydrostatic pressures encountered in aquatic environments. However, after treatment with the natural plant growth hormone abscisic acid (75 micromolar), bromegrass cells survived a hydrostatic pressure of 101.3 megapascals, approximating the limits of ocean depth (10,860 m). The increased resistance to hydrostatic pressure from 1 to 7 days of abscisic acid treatment paralleled the induced elevation of cell tolerance to freezing stress.
Authors:
K K Tanino; T H Chen; L H Fuchigami; C J Weiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant physiology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0032-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Physiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401224     Medline TA:  Plant Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Horticulture Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W0.
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