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osmoprotectants

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  • n. Plural form of osmoprotectant.

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  • The book emphasizes the effects of environmental factors on specific stages of plant development, and discusses the role of plant growth regulators, nutrients, osmoprotectants and antioxidants in counteracting their adverse affects.

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  • Within eschars, R. conorii also deal with osmotic stress as indicated by the up-regulation of proline-betaine transporter and of NADH dehydrogenase I. Proline and betaine are two osmoprotectants accumulated through enhanced uptake rather than synthesis by Gram negative bacteria to overcome the inhibitory effects of hyperosmolarity

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