This thesis is based on the following original publications, which will be referred to in the text by their Roman numerals.
I Chirkova T.V., Novitskaya L.O., Blokhina O.B. 1998. Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant systems under anoxia in plants differing in their tolerance to oxygen deficiency . Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 45(1): 55-62.
II Blokhina O.B., Fagerstedt K.V., Chirkova T.V. 1999. Relationships between lipid peroxidation and anoxia tolerance in a range of species during post-anoxic reaeration. Physiol. Plantarum 105(4): 625-632.
III Blokhina O.B., Virolainen E., Fagerstedt K.V., Hoikkala A.,Wähälä K., Chirkova T.V. 2000. Antioxidant status of anoxia tolerant and intolerant plant species under anoxia and reaeration. Physiol. Plantarum 109: 396-403.
IV Blokhina O.B., Fagerstedt K.V., Chirkova T.V. 2000. Anoxic stress leads to hydrogen peroxide formation and lipid peroxidation in plant cells. Manuscript submitted for publication.