Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting and Knitting-together


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(In particular, Table 1. Dehydration-upregulated genes identified in microarray and reverse Northern blot analysis, and Table 2. Functional Classification of dehydration-responsive genes, Fig 4. Comparison of functional representation of dehydration-upregulated genes identified in Arabidopsis, rice and X. humilis.)

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(Fig. 1 and Fig 2 – showing phylogenies with an emphasis on desiccation tolerant mosses and vascular plants)

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(Table 1: Thirty most abundant transcripts in the Tortula rehydration library)

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(In particular, Figure 4 Scheme of the different strategies used by resurrection plants to survive vegetative desiccation provides an excellent summary overview of the various processes plants employ in desiccation tolerance.)

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