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Proteomes 2016, 4(4), 40; doi:10.3390/proteomes4040040

Enzymes and Metabolites in Carbohydrate Metabolism of Desiccation Tolerant Plants

Institute of Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants (IMBIO), University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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Academic Editors: M. Margarida Oliveira, Isabel A. Abreu and Jacek R. Wisniewski
Received: 6 September 2016 / Revised: 1 December 2016 / Accepted: 7 December 2016 / Published: 15 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Proteomics in Plant–Environment Interactions)
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Resurrection plants can tolerate extreme water loss. Substantial sugar accumulation is a phenomenon in resurrection plants during dehydration. Sugars have been identified as one important factor contributing to desiccation tolerance. Phylogenetic diversity of resurrection plants reflects the diversity of sugar metabolism in response to dehydration. Sugars, which accumulate during dehydration, have been shown to protect macromolecules and membranes and to scavenge reactive oxygen species. This review focuses on the performance of enzymes participating in sugar metabolism during dehydration stress. The relation between sugar metabolism and other biochemical activities is discussed and open questions as well as potential experimental approaches are proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: resurrection plants; sugar accumulation; enzymes catalyzing sugar metabolism; carbon distributions during dehydration; desiccation tolerance mechanism resurrection plants; sugar accumulation; enzymes catalyzing sugar metabolism; carbon distributions during dehydration; desiccation tolerance mechanism
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Zhang, Q.; Song, X.; Bartels, D. Enzymes and Metabolites in Carbohydrate Metabolism of Desiccation Tolerant Plants. Proteomes 2016, 4, 40.

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