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Edited by K.B. Storey and J.M. Storey

Published by Elsevier Science.

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 "Living creatures press up against all barriers; they fill every possible niche all the world over.... We see life persistent and intrusive - spreading everywhere, insinuating itself, adapting itself, resisting everything, defying everything, surviving everything."
John Arthur Thomson (1920)

Cell and Molecular Responses to Stress is a multi-volume series from Elsevier Science that focuses on how organisms respond at a molecular level to stresses imposed upon them. All organisms deal with variations in multiple parameters including temperature, oxygen, salinity, water availability, radiation as well as stress due to mechanical workload, disease and pathogen attack. The series explores new advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which cells and organisms respond to stress and articles highlight the elastic limits of molecular responses in Nature, with examples drawn from animal, plant and bacteria systems. Although all organisms share significant biochemical unity in terms of enzyme mechanisms, coding and processing of genetic information, energy transformation, etc., there are many ways to stretch the basic parameters of metabolism to accomplish diverse goals. Review articles in this series consider both the principles and the specific mechanisms that underlie the gradation of responses to make the difference between low versus high tolerance of particular stressors. Analysis is also made of applied interventions that could improve stress tolerance in medically-related conditions.

Volume 1, published in summer 2000.

Volume 2, published in summer 2001.

Volume 3, published in summer 2002.

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