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Barak SA and Farrant JM (2016) Extremophyte adaptations to salt and water deficit stress. Functional Plant Biology, 43: v–x. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FPv43n7_FO

Costa MCD, Farrant JM, Oliver MJ, Ligterink W, Buitink J, Hilhorst HMW (2016) Key genes involved in desiccation tolerance and dormancy across life forms. Plant Science, (in press) doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.02.001 

Zia A, Walker BJ, Oung HMO, Charuvi D, Jahns P, Cousins AB, Farrant JM, Reich Z and Kirchhoff H (2016) Protection of the photosynthetic apparatus against dehydration stress in the resurrection plant Craterostigma pumilum. Plant Journal. (in press) doi:10.1111/tpj.13227

Farrant JM, Cooper K, Hilgart A, Abdalla KO, Bentley J, Thomson JA, Dace HJW, Peton N, Mundree SG and Rafudeen MS (2015) A molecular physiological review of vegetative desiccation tolerance in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa (Baker). Planta 242: pp 407–426.

Moore JP and Farrant JM (2015) Editorial: Current advances and challenges in understanding plant desiccation tolerance. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 768. doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00768.

Woodenberg WR, Pammenter NW, Farrant JM, Driouich A, Berjak P (2015) Embryo cell wall properties in relation to development and desiccation in the recalcitrant-seeded Encephalartos natalensis (Zamiaceae) Dyer and Verdoorn. Protoplasma, 252: 245-258.

Charuvi D, Nevo R, Shimoni E, Naveh L, Zia A, Adam Z, Farrant JM, Kirchhoff H and Reich Z (2015) Photoprotection conferred by changes in photosynthetic protein levels and organization during dehydration of a homoiochlorophyllous resurrection plant. 
Plant Physiology 167: 1554-1565. doi: http:/?/?dx.?doi.?org/?10.?1104/?pp.?114.?255794

Plancot B, Vanier G, Maire F, Bardor M, Lerouge P, Farrant JM, Moore J, Driouich A, Vicré-Gibouin M, Afonso C and Loutelier-Bourhis C (2014) Structural characterization of arabinoxylans from two African plant species Eragrostis nindensis and Eragrostis tef using various mass spectrometric methods. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 28: 908–916.pdf

Woodenberg WR, Berjak P, Pammenter NW and Farrant JM (2013) Development of cycad ovules and seeds. 2. Histological and ultrastructural aspects of ontogeny of the embryo in Encephalartos natalensis (Zamiaceae). Protoplasma DOI 10.1007/s00709-013-0582-z.

Moore JP, Nguema-Ona EE, Vicre-Gibouin M, Sørensen I, Willats WGT, Driouich A and Farrant JM (2013) Arabinose-rich polymers as an evolutionary strategy to plasticize resurrection plant cell walls against desiccation. Planta 237: 739-54.

Agrawal GA, Sarkar A, Righetti PG, Pedreschi R, Carpentier S, Wang T, Barkla BJ, Kohli A, Ndimba BK, Bykova N, Rampitsch C, Zolla L, Rafudeen MS, Cramer R, Bindschedler LW, Tsakirpaloglou N, Ndimba RJ, Farrant JM, Renaut J, Job D, Kikuchi S and Rakwal R (2013) A decade of plant proteomics and mass spectrometry: translation of technical advancements to food security and safety issues. Mass Spectrometry Reviews 32: 335-65.

Malan HL, Mesjasz-Przybylowica JM, Mesjasz-Przybylowica WJ, Farrant JM and Linder PW (2012) Distribution patterns of the metal pollutants Cd and Ni in soybean seeds. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B273: 157-160.

Moore JP and Farrant JM (2012) A systems-based molecular biology analysis of resurrection plants for crop and forage improvement in arid environments. Chapter 17. IN: Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress. Eds: Narnda Tuteja, Sarvajeet S.,Gill, Antonio F. Tubercio and Renu Tutefa. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany.

Beckett M, Loreto F, Velikova V, Brunetti C, Di Ferdninando M, Tattini M, Calfapietra C and Farrrant JM (2012) Photosynthetic limitations and volatile and non-volatile isoprenoids in the poikilochlorophyllous resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis during dehydration and rehydration. Plant Cell and Environment35: 2061-2074.

Farrant JM, Cooper K, Nell H (2012) Desiccation tolerance. In: Plant Stress Physiology. Edited by Sergey Shabala. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.

Ginbot ZG and Farrant JM (2011) Physiological response of selected Eragrostis species to water-deficit stress. African Journal of Biotechnology 10: 10405-10417.

Farrant JM and Moore JP (2011) Programming desiccation-tolerance: from plants to seeds to resurrection plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 14: 340–345.

Morse M, Rafudeen MS and Farrant JM (2011) An overview of the current understanding of desiccation tolerance in the vegetative tissues of higher plants. Advances in Botanical Research 57: 319-347.

Farrant JM (2010) Editorial: Special issue GROW "plant desiccation stress" Plant Growth Regulation 62: 189-191.

Kamies R, Rafudeen SR and Farrant JM (2010) The use of aeroponics to investigate antioxidant activity in the roots of the resurrection plant, Xerophyta viscosa. Plant Growth Regulation 62: 203-211.

Lehner A, Vicré-Gibouin M, Farrant JM, Driouich A. (2010) Les plantes reviviscentes. Biofutur 311: 50-55.

Mendiondo M, Leymarie J, Farrant JM, Corbineau F and Benech-Arnold RL (2010) Differential expression of abscisic acid metabolism and signaling genes induced by seed covering structures or hypoxia in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grains. Seed Science Research 20: 69-77.

Meyers, M.Y., Farrant, J.M. and Roden, L.C. (2010) Preliminary characterization of floral response of Xerophyta humilis to vernalization, photoperiod and light intensity. Plant Growth Regulation 62: 213-216.

Farrant JM, Lehner A, Cooper K and Wiswedel S (2009) Desiccation tolerance in the vegetative tissues of the fern Mohria caffrorum is seasonally regulated. The Plant Journal 57: 65-79.

Hedderson N, Balsamo R, Cooper K and Farrant JM (2009) Leaf tensile properties of resurrection plants differ among species in their response to drying. South African Journal of Botany 75: 8-16.

Leymarie J, Benech-Arnold RL, Farrant JM and Corbineau F (2009) Thermodormancy and ABA metabolism in barley grains. Plant Signaling Behaviour 4: 205–207.

Moore JP, Ngoc Tuan Le, Brandt WF, Driouich A and Farrant JM (2009) Towards a systems-based understanding of plant desiccation tolerance. Trends in Plant Science 14: 110-117.

Ingle RA, Collett H, Cooper K, Takahashi Y, Farrant JM & Illing N (2008) Chloroplast biogenesis during rehydration of the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis: Parallels to the etioplast-chloroplast transition. Plant, Cell & Environment 31: 1813-1824.

Lehner A, Chopera DR, Peters SW, Keller F, Mundree SG, Thomson JA and Farrant JM (2008) Protection mechanisms in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa: cloning, expression, characterisation and role of XvINO1, a gene coding for a myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase. Functional Plant Biology 35: 26-39.

Moore JP, Farrant JM and Driouich A (2008) A role for pectin-associated arabinans in maintaining the flexibility of the plant cell wall during water deficit stress. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 3: pp 102-104.

Moore JP, Vicré-Gibouin M, Farrant JM and Driouich A (2008) Adaptations of higher plant cell walls to water loss: drought vs desiccation. Physiologia Plantarum 134: 237-45.

Mulako I, Farrant JM, Collett H, Illing N (2008) Expression of Xhdsi-1VOC, a novel member of the vicinal oxygen chelate (VOC) metalloenzyme superfamily, is up-regulated in leaves and roots during desiccation in the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis (Bak) Dur and Schinz. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 3885-3901.

Berjak P, Farrant JM and Pammenter NW (2007). Seed desiccation-tolerance mechanisms. In: Plant Desiccation Tolerance. Eds: Matthew A. Jenks and Andrew J. Wood, CAB International Press, Wallingford, UK.

Farrant JM (2007). Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in Angiosperm resurrection plants. In: Plant Desiccation Tolerance. Eds: Matthew A. Jenks and Andrew J. Wood, CAB International Press, Wallingford, UK.

Farrant JM, Brandt W and Lindsey GG (2007) An overview of mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in selected angiosperm resurrection plants. Plant Stress Journal 1, 72-84.

Ingle RA, Schmidt U., Farrant JM, Mundree SG and Thompson JA (2007). Proteomic analysis of leaf proteins during dehydration of the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa. Plant Cell Env 30, 435-446

Martinelli T, Whittaker A, Masclaux-Daubresse C, Farrant JM, Brilli F, Loreto F and Vazzana C (2007) Evidence for the presence of photorespiration in desiccation-sensitive leaves of the C4 ‘resurrection’ plant Sporobolus stapfianus during dehydration stress. Journal of Experimental Botany. 58: 3929-39.

Moore J, Farrant JM, Brandt WB and Lindsey GG (2007). Desiccation-induced ultrastructural and biochemical changes in the leaves of the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolia. Australian Journal of Botany 55: 482-491.

Moore JP, Lindsey GG, Farrant JM and Brandt W (2007). An overview of the biology of the desiccation tolerant resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolia. Annals of Botany 99: 211-217.

Moore JP, Farrant JM, Lindsey GG and Brandt WF (2007) The resurrection plant, Myrothamnus flabellifolius : one species or many? : classifying plants. Veld and Flora 93: 161-3.

Mtwisha L., Farrant JM, Brandt W and Lindsey GG (2007). ASP53, a thermostable protein from Acacia erioloba seeds
that protects target proteins against thermal denaturation. Functional Plant Biology 34: 139-149.

Mtwisha L, Farrant JM, Brandt W, Hlongwane C and Lindsey GG (2007). ASP53, a 53 kDa cupin-containing protein with a dual role: storage protein and thermal protectant. pp 57-70. In: Seeds: Biology, Development and Ecology. Eds S. Navie , S. Adkins and S. Ashmore. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Oracz K., Bouteau H., Farrant JM, Cooper K, Belghazi M, Job C, Job D, Corbineau F and Bailly C (2007). ROS production and protein oxidation as a novel mechanism of seed dormancy alleviation during dry after-ripening. Plant Journal 50, 452-465.

Peters S, Mundree SG, Thomson JA, Farrant JM and Keller F. (2007) Protection mechanisms in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa (Baker): Both sucrose and raffinose family oligosacharides (RFOs) accumulate in leaves in response to water deficit. Journal of Experimnental Botany 58, 1947-1956.

Whittaker A, Martinelli T, Farrant JM, Bochicchio A and Vazzana C (2007). Sucrose phosphate synthase activity and the co-ordination of carbon partitioning during sucrose and amino acid accumulation in desiccation-tolerant leaf material of the C4 resurrection plant Sporobolus stapfianus during dehydration. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 3775-87.

Balsamo R, Vander Willigen C and Farrant JM (2006). Drought Tolerance of Selected Eragrostis Species Correlates with
Leaf Tensile Properties. Annals of Botany 97, 985-991.

Moore JP, Nguema-Ona E, Chevalier LM, Lindsey GG, Brandt W, Lerouge P, Farrant JM & Driouich A (2006). The response of the leaf cell wall to desiccation in the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolius. Plant Physiology 141, 651-662.

Mtwisha L, Farrant JM, Brandt W and Lindsey GG (2006). Portection mechnisms against water deficit stress:desiccation tolerance in seedsas a study case. pp 531-542. In: Drought Adaptaion in Cereals. Ed J-M Ribaut. Food Products Press; The Haworth Press, New York.

Newton RJ, Bond W and Farrant JM (2006). Effects of seed storage and fire on germination in the nut-fruited Restionaceae species, Cannomois virgata. South African Journal of Botany, 72, 177-180.

Balsamo RA, Vander Willigen C, Boyko W, and Farrant JM (2005). Retention of mobile water during dehydration in the desiccation tolerant grass Eragrostis nindensis. Physiologia Plantarum 124, 336-342.

Illing N, Denby K, Collett H, Shen A and Farrant JM (2005). The signature of seeds in resurrection plants: a molecular and physiological comparison of desiccation tolerance in seeds and vegetative tissues. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45, 771-787.

Moore J, Farrant JM, Brandt W and Lindsey GG (2005). The South African and Namibian populations of the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolius are genetically distinct and display variation in their galloylquinic acid composition. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31, 2823-2834.

Ncanana S, Brandt W, Lindsey GG and Farrant JM (2005). Development of plant regeneration and transformation protocols for the desiccation-sensitive weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula. Plant Cell Reports 24, 335-340.

Moore JP, Ravenscroft N, Lindsey GG, Farrant JM and Brandt WF (2005). The predominant polyphenol in the leaves of the resurrection plant Myrothanmus flabellifolius, 3, 4, 5 tri-O-Galloylquinic acid, protects membranes against desiccation and free radical induced oxidation. Biochemical Journal 385, 301-308.

Balsamo RA, Vander Willigen C, Bauer X and Farrant JM (2004). Relating leaf tensile properties to drought and desiccation tolerance for selected species of Eragrostis. In 4th International Plant Biomechanics Conference. Ed. Michigan State University, Lansing MI, USA.

Collett H, Shen A, Gardner M, Farrant JM, Denby KJ and Illing N (2004). Towards transcript profiling of desiccation tolerance in Xerophyta humilis: Construction of a normalized 11 k X. humilis cDNA set and microarray expression analysis of 424 cDNAs in response to dehydration. Physiologia Plantarum 122, 39-53.

Ekmekci Y, Farrant JM, Thomson JA, Mundree SG (2004) Antioxidant response and photosynthetic characteristics of Xerophyta viscosa Baker and Digitaria sanguinalis L. leaves induced by high light. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 52, 177-187.

Farrant JM, Bailly C, Leymarie J, Hamman B, Come D and Corbineau F (2004). Wheat seedlings as a model to understand desiccation-tolerance and –sensitivity. Physiologia Plantarum 120, 563-574.

Farrant JM and Oliver MJ (2004). Desiccation tolerance and sensitivity in plants. Physiologia Plantarum 122, 1- 2.

Marais S, Thomson JA, Farrant JM and Mundree SG (2004). VATP1XV- a novel stress responsive V-ATPase subunit c homologue isolated from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa Baker. Physiologia Plantarum 122, 54-61.

Vander Willigen C, Mundree SG, Pammenter NW and Farrant JM (2004). Mechanical stabilisation in desiccated vegetative tissues of the resurrection grass Eragrostis nindensis: does an alpha TIP and/or subcellular compartmentalization play a role? Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 651-661.

Vicre M, Farrant JM and Driouich A (2004). Insights into the mechanisms of desiccation tolerance among resurrection plants. Plant Cell and Environment 27, 1329-1340.

Vicre M, Lerouxel O, Farrant JM, Lerouge P, and Driouich A (2004). Composition and desiccation induced alterations of the cell wall in the resurrection plant Craterostigma wilmsii. Physiologia Plantarum 120, 229-239.

Walford SA, Thomson JA, Farrant JM and Mundree SG (2004). Isolation and characterisation of a novel dehydration-induced Grp94 homologue from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa. South African Journal of Botany 70, 741-750.

Whittaker A, Martinelli T, Bochicchio A, Vazzana C and Farrant JM (2004). Comparison of sucrose metabolism during the rehydration of desiccation-tolerant and desiccation-sensitive leaf material of Sporobolus stapfianus. Physiologia Plantarum 122, 11-20.

Collett H, Butowt R, Smith J, Farrant JM and Illing N (2003). Photosynthetic genes are differentially transcribed during the dehydration-rehydration cycle in the resurrection plant, Xerophyta humilis. Journal of Experimental Botany 54, 2593-2595.

Farrant JM, Bartsch S, Loffell D, Vander Willigen C and Whittaker A (2003). An investigation into the effects of light on the desiccation of three resurrection plants species. Plant Cell and Environment 26, 1275-1286.

Vander Willigen C, Mundree SG, Pammenter NW and Farrant JM (2003). An ultrastructural study using anhydrous fixation of Eragrostis nindensis, a resurrection grass with both desiccation-tolerant and –sensitive tissues. Functional Plant Biology 30, 281-290.

Vicre M, Farrant JM, Gibouin D and Driouich A (2003) Resurrection plants: how to cope with desiccation? Recent Research Developments in Plant Biology 3, 69-93.

Walford SA, Thomson JA, Farrant JM and Mundree SG (2003). The HSP90 family of chaperones: a look at the structure function and mode of action. Trends in Plant Biology 4, 1-25.

Cooper K and Farrant JM (2002). Recovery of the resurrection plant Craterostigma wilmsii from desiccation: protection vs repair. Journal of Experimental Botany 53, 1805-1813.

Mowla SB, Thomson JA, Farrant JM and Mundree SG (2002). A novel stress-inducible antioxidant enzyme identified from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa. Planta 215, 716-726.

Mundree SG, Baker B, Mowla S, Peters S, Marais S, Vander Willigen C, Govender K, Maredza A, Farrant JM and Thomson JA (2002). Physiological and molecular insights into drought tolerance. African Journal of Biotechnology 1, 28-38.

Newton RJ, Bond WJ & Farrant JM (2002). Seed development, morphology and quality testing in selected species of the nut-fruited Restionaceae. South African Journal of Botany 68, 226-230.

Walters C, Farrant JM, Pammenter NW and Berjak P (2002). Desiccation and Damage. In: Desiccation and Survival in Plants: Drying without Dying., pp 263-291 (Eds M. Black and H. Pritchard). CAB International, London.

Farrant JM and Kruger LA (2001). Effects of long-term drying on the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolius. Plant Growth Regulation 35, 109-120.

Ndima TB, Farrant JM, Thomson JA & Mundree SG (2001). Molecular characterization of XVT8, a stress-responsive gene from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa Baker. Plant Growth Regulation 35, 137-145.

Vander Willigen C, Pammenter NW and Farrant JM (2001) Anomalous pressure-volume curves of resurrection plants do not suggest negative turgor. Annals of Botany 88, 537-543.

Vander Willigen C, Pammenter NW, Mundree SG and Farrant JM (2001). Some Physiological comparisons between the resurrection grass, Eragrostis nindensis, and the related desiccation-sensitive species, Eragrostis curvula. Plant Growth Regulation 35,121-129.

Whittaker A, Bochicchio A, Vazzana C, Lindsey GG and Farrant JM (2001). Changes in leaf hexokinase activity and metabolite levels in response to drying in the desiccation-tolerant species Sporobolus stapfianus and Xerophyta viscosa. Journal of Experimental Botany 352. 961-969.

Driouich A, Farrant JM and Vicre M (2000) Resurrection plants. Biofutur 197, 39-41.

Farrant JM (2000). Comparison of mechanisms of desiccation tolerance among three angiosperm resurrection plants. Plant Ecology 151, 29-39.

Koonjul PK, Farrant JM, Brandt WF and Lindsey GG (2000). Isolation and characterisation of chloroplasts from Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw. Journal of Plant Physiology 156, 584-594.

Mundree SG and Farrant JM (2000). Some physiological and molecular insights into the mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa Baker. In: Plant tolerance to abiotic stresses in agriculture: role of genetic engineering. (ed J. Cherry). 201-222. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Mundree SG, Whittaker A, Thomson JA and Farrant JM (2000). Cloning and characterisation of an aldose reductase homolog from the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa Baker. Planta 211, 693-700.

Farrant JM, Cooper K, Kruger LA and Sherwin HW (1999). The effect of rate of drying on three different resurrection plants. Annals of Botany 84, 371-379.

Hampton JG, Martinelli AH, Farrant JM, Schmiermann HMJ, Powell AA, Abdelmonem AM, Mtindi K, Come D and Ednie AB (1999). Seed Technology - past, present and future. Seed Science and Technology 27, 681-702.

Koonjul PK, Brandt WW, Farrant JM and Lindsey GG (1999) Inclusion of polyvinylpyrrolidone in the polymerase chain reaction reverses the inhibitory effects of polyphenolic contamination of RNA. Nucleic Acids Research 27, 915-916.

Vicre M, Sherwin HW, Driouich A, Jaffer M, Jauneau A, and Farrant JM (1999) Cell wall properties of hydrated and dry leaves of the resurrection plant Craterostigma wilmsii. Journal of Plant Physiology 155, 719-726.

Dace H, Sherwin HW, Illing N and Farrant JM (1998). Use of metabolic inhibitors to elucidate mechanisms of recovery from desiccation stress in the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis. Plant Growth Regulation 24, 171-177.

Farnsworth EJ and Farrant JM (1998) Reductions in abscisic acid are linked with viviparous reproduction in mangroves. American Journal of Botany 85, 760-769.

Farrant JM and Walters C (1998). Ultrastructural and biophysical changes in developing embryos of Aesculus hippocastanum L. in relation to the acquisition of tolerance to drying. Physiologia Plantarum 104, 513-524.

Sherwin HW, Pammenter NW, Vander Willigen C, February E and Farrant JM (1998). Xylem Hydraulic Characteristics, Water Relations and Wood Anatomy of the Resurrection Plant Myrothamnus fabellifolius Welw. Annals of Botany 81, 567-575.

Malan H and Farrant JM (1998). Effects of the metal pollutants cadmium and nickel on soybean seed development. Seed Science Research 8, 445-453.

Musil CF, Newton RJ and Farrant JM (1998). Ultraviolet irradiation effects on serotinous Leucodendron laureolum seeds: altered seed physiology, ultrastructure and seedling performance. Plant Ecology 139, 25-34.

Sherwin HW and Farrant JM (1998). Protection mechanism against excess light in the resurrection plants Craterostigma wilmsii and Xerophyta viscosa. Plant Growth Regulation 24, 203-210.

Farrant JM, Berjak P, Walters C and Pammenter NW (1997). Subcellular organisation and metabolic activity in seeds which develop different degrees of tolerance to water loss. Seed Science Research 7, 135-144.

Finch-Savage WE and Farrant JM (1997) Changes in the levels of plant growth regulators during development in the desiccation-sensitive seeds of Quercus robur L. Seed Science Research 7, 35-39.

Han B, Berjak P, Pammenter N, Farrant J, and Kermode AR (1997). The recalcitrant plant species, Castanospermum australe and Trichilia dregeana, differ in their ability to produce dehydrin-related polypeptides during seed maturation and in response to ABA or water-deficit-related stresses. Journal of Experimental Botany 48, 1717-1726.

Russouw PS, Brandt WF, Farrant JM and Lindsey GG (1997) Chaperone-like activity of pea seed P11 protein. Seed Science Research 7, 117-123.

Berjak P, Campbell GK, Farrant JM, Omondi-Oloo W and Pammenter NW (1996). Responses of seeds of Azadirachta indica (neem) to short-term storage under ambient or chilled conditions. Seed Science and Technology 23, 779-792.

Farrant JM and Sherwin HW (1996). Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in seeds and resurrection plants. Pp 109-120. In Progress in Seed Research: Proceedings of the second international conference on seed science and technology (eds. A. G. Taylor, and X-L Huang). Communication services of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW, Berjak P, Farnsworth EJ and Vertucci CW (1996). Presence of dehydrin-like proteins in recalcitrant (desiccation-sensitive) seeds may be related to habitat. Seed Science Research 6, 175-182.

Sherwin HW and Farrant JM (1996). Differences in rehydration of three different desiccation-tolerant species. Annals of Botany, 78, 703-710.

Han B, Pammenter N, Farrant JM, Berjak P and Kermode AR (1995). A comparative analysis of dehydrin synthesis in seeds and seedlings of desiccation tolerant and recalcitrant species. Quarterly Review of the Plant Growth Regulator Society of America 23, 244-248.

Russouw PS, Farrant JM, Brandt W, and Lindsey G (1995). Isolation and characterisation of a heat soluble protein from pea (Pisum sativum) embryos. Seed Science Research 5, 137-144.

Sherwin HW and Farrant JM (1995). Surviving desiccation. Veld and Flora 81, 119 - 121.

Vertucci CW and Farrant JM (1995). Acquisition and loss of desiccation tolerance. pp 237-271. In: Seed Development and Germination (Eds J. Kigel and G. Galili). Marcel Dekker Press Inc. New York.

Pammenter NW, Berjak P, Farrant JM, Smith MT and Ross GR (1994). Why do stored hydrated recalcitrant seeds die? Seed Science Research 4, 187-191.

Berjak, P., Farrant, J.M., Pammenter, N.W., Vertucci, C. and Wesley Smith, J. (1993). Current understanding of desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds: Development, states of water and responses to dehydration and freezing. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Seed Biology (Eds, D. Come and F. Corbineau). pp 705-714.

Farrant JM, Berjak P, Cutting JGM and Pammenter NW (1993). The role of plant growth regulators in the development and germination of the desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds of Avicennia marina. Seed Science Research 3, 55-63.

Farrant JM, Berjak P and Pammenter NW (1993). Studies in the development of the desiccation sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds of Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh: the acquisition of germinability and response to storage and desiccation. Annals of Botany 71, 405-410.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW and Berjak P (1993). A contribution to an understanding of desiccation tolerance from a study of a desiccation sensitive seed species. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Seed Biology (Eds, D. Come and F. Corbineau). pp 715-722.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW and Berjak P (1993). Seed development in relation to desiccation tolerance: a comparison between desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds of Avicennia marina and desiccation-tolerant types. Seed Science Research 3, 1-13.

Farrant, J.M., Berjak, P. and Pammenter, N.W. (1992). Proteins in development and germination of a desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seed species. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 11, 257-265.

Farrant, J.M., Pammenter, N.W. and Berjak, P. (1992). Development of the recalcitrant (homoiohydrous) seeds of Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh.: anatomical, ultrastructural and biochemical events associated with development from histodifferentiation to maturation. Annals of Botany 70, 75-86.

Berjak P, Farrant JM, Mycock DJ & Pammenter NW (1990). Recalcitrant (homoiohydrous) seeds: The enigma of their desiccation sensitivity. Seed Science and Technology 18, 297-310.

Berjak P, Farrant JM & Pammenter NW (1989). The basis of recalcitrant seed behaviour. In: Recent Advances in the Development and Germination of Seeds (Ed. R.B. Taylorson). Plenum Press, New York.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1989). Germination-associated events and the desiccation sensitivity of recalcitrant seeds - a study on three unrelated species. Planta 178, 189-198.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1988). Recalcitrance - a current assessment. Seed Science and Technology 16, 155-166.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1987). Ecological significance of three-phase production of roots during germination and establishment of the recalcitrant propagules of Avicennia marina. South African Journal of Science 83, 236-237.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1986). The increasing desiccation sensitivity of recalcitrant Avicennia marina seeds with storage life. Physiologia Plantarum 67, 291-298.

Farrant JM, Berjak P & Pammenter NW (1985). The effect of rate of drying on viability retention of recalcitrant propagules of Avicennia marina. South African Journal of Botany 51 (6) 432-438.

Pammenter NW, Farrant JM & Berjak P (1984). Recalcitrant seeds: short-term storage effects in Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. may be germination-associated changes. Annals of Botany 54, 843-846.


Published, Referred Proceedings

Farrant, J.M. (2010). Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in resurrection plants: a review from the molecular to whole plant physiological level. South African Journal of Botany 76: 389.

Gill AT, Farrant JM and Rafudeen MS (2009) Characterisation of the heat stable proteome of the desiccation tolerant form of the resurrection fern Mohria caffrorum. South African Journal of Botany 75: 433.

Kamies R, Rafudeen MS and Farrant JM (2009) The use of aeroponics to investigate desiccation tolerance in the roots of the resurrection plant, Xerophyta viscosa. South African Journal of Botany 75: 407.

Kiyaeia A, Farrant JM and Rafudeen MS (2009) Molecular characterisation of pathogenesis-related protein 10 from Xerophyta viscosa. South African Journal of Botany 75: 407-408.

Liu Y, Rafudeen MS and Farrant JM (2009) Expression and function of heat stable proteins during dehydration in Xerophyta humilis leaves. South African Journal of Botany 75: 435.

Balsamo, RA, Tripepi, M., Algar, N, Farrant, JM and Layton, BE. (2007) Whole leaves to cellulose microfibrils: Mechanical, molecular, and architectural approaches to study wall in-folding in vegetative tissues of desiccation tolerant plants. South African Journal of Botany 53: 481-482.

Farrant, J.M., Wiswedel, S., Stowell, C and Lehner, A. (2007). Desiccation tolerance is switched on and off in the Morhia caffrorum. South African Journal of Botany 53: 484.

Ingle, R., Collett, C., Cooper, K., Farrant, J.M. and Illing, N. (2007). Regulation of the reassembly of the photosynthetic complex by water and light in Xerophyta humilis. South African Journal of Botany 53: 487.

Moore JP, Ravenscroft N, Lindsey G, Farrant JM and Brandt WF (2004). Galloylquinate ester:anthocyanin complexes in the leaves of the desiccated resurrection plant Myrothanmus flabellifolius. XXII International Conference on Polyphenols. Communications 2004. 651-652.

Moore JP, Westall K, Ravenscroft N, Farrant JM, Lindsey G and Brandt WF (2004). The predominant polyphenol in the leaves of the resurrection plant Myrothanmus flabellifolius, 3,4,5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid, protects membranes against desiccation and free radical induced oxidation. XXII International Conference on Polyphenols. Communications 2004. 79-80.

Moore JP, Ranvenscroft N, Lindsey GG Brandt WF and Farrant JM (2003). Ultrastructural location of polyphenols in Myrothanmus flabellifolius. Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 33, 62.

Vander Willigen C, Pammenter NW, Mundree SG and Farrant JM (2002). Ultrastructural analysis of the resurrection grass Eragrostis nindensis prepared using freeze substitution. 15th International Congress on Electron Microscopy 2, 757-758.

Vicre M, Mesjasz-Pryzbylowicz J, Pryzbylowicz WJ, White BJ, Sherwin HW, Driouich A and Farrant JM (1998). Calcium localisation in leaves of the resurrection plant Craterostigma wilmsii. Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 28, 60-61.

Malan HL, Mesjasz-Pryzbylowicz J, Pryzbylowicz WJ and Farrant JM (1998). Distribution patterns of the metal pollutants cadmium and nickel in soybean seeds (Glycine max). Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 28, 62-63.

Sherwin JM, Driouich A, Vicre M, Jaffer MA and Farrant JM (1997). Cell wall architecture of hydrated and dry leaves of the resurrection plant Craterostigma wilmsii Engl. Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 27, 70.

Farrant JM, Dace HJW, Illing N and Sherwin HW (1997). Initial recovery from desiccation requires translation but not transcription in the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis. Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 27, 69.

Berjak P, Farrant JM and Pammenter NW (1994). Ultrastructural responses of neem seeds to ambient and cold storage. Communications of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 24, 49-50.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1992). A contribution to an understanding of desiccation tolerance from a study of a desiccation-sensitive seed species. Fourth International Workshop on seeds, Angers, France.

Berjak P, Farrant JM, Pammenter NW, Vertucci CW & Wesley-Smith J (1992). Current understanding of desiccation-sensitive (recalcitrant) seeds: Development, states of water and responses to dehydration and freezing. Fourth International Workshop on seeds, Angers, France.

Farrant JM, Berjak P, & Mycock DJ (1990). In vitro propagation of Simmondisia chinensis (jojoba). Communications of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 20, 93-94.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1988). Development of the recalcitrant seeds of Avicennia marina. Proceedings of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 18, 109-110.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1987). The storage behaviour of some recalcitrant seeds. Proceedings of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 17, 109-110.

Farrant JM, Pammenter NW & Berjak P (1985). The effect of drying rate on viability of propagules of Avicennia marina. Proceedings of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 15, 85-86.

Farrant JM & Berjak P (1983). Recalcitrance in Podocarpus henkelii. Proceedings of the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa 13, 75-76.