Pollen survives extreme dehydration: flowering plants
Pollen of flowering plants can survive extreme dehydration via several mechanisms, including a reversible wall-folding pathway that results in complete impermeability.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Packaging that can be reversibly modified to survive extreme desiccation. Packaging or building materials that prevent water loss while still allowing some passage of materials.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Packaging, building, medical
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Georgia Institute of Technology