eISBN: 978-981-14-3717-5, 2020 ISBN: 978-981-14-3715-1
When environmental conditions deviate from the optimal range, stress ensues. Stress response is a set of reactions that allow the organism to adjust and survive adverse conditions. Stress can be physical, such as extreme temperature, radiation, injury, or psychological, caused by perceived danger or deprivation. Every living cell has biochemical mechanisms to cope with physical stress. These mechanisms show a degree of similarity among several types of living organisms.
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Department of Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles CA, USA.