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Title Plants in Alpine regions : cell physiology of adaption and survival strategies / Cornelius Lütz, editor
Published Wien ; New York : Springer-Verlag/Wien, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xii, 202 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Plants in Alpine Regions; Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Rain and Snow at High Elevation; References; 2 Solar Radiation of the High Alps; 2.2 The Sun; References; 3 Bioclimatic Temperatures in the High Alps; Conclusions; References; 4 Physiological and Ultrastructural Changes in Alpine Plants Exposed to High Levels of UV and Ozone; Conclusion; References; 5 Cell Organelle Structure and Function in Alpine and Polar Plants are Influenced by Growth Conditions and Climate; Effects of Ethephon; 5.3 Chloroplast Functional Adaptations; References
6 Dynamics of Tissue Heat Tolerance and Thermotolerance of PS II in Alpine PlantsReferences; 7 Photosynthesis and Antioxidative Protection in Alpine Herbs; Conclusions; 8 Specificities of Metabolite Profiles in Alpine Plants; 8.2 Metabolomic Analysis; Conclusions; References; 9 Interaction of Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolisms in Alpine Plants; References; 10 From the Flower Bud to the Mature Seed: Timing and Dynamics of Flower and Seed Development in High-Mountain Plants; 10.10 Reproduction in a Changing Climate; References; 11 Plant Water Relations in Alpine Winter; References
12 Ice Formation and Propagation in Alpine PlantsConclusions; 13 Cell Structure and Physiology of Alpine Snow and Ice Algae; Conclusion; References; 14 Psychrophilic Microorganisms in Alpine Soils; Conclusions; References
Summary This book brings together experts from different fields, who used a broad spectrum of methods to investigate the physiological and cellular adaptation of alpine plants from the tree line to the upper limits. Some articles link alpine plant physiology with physiological adaptations observed in polar plants. Tolerance against often high light intensities (including UV), cold or freezing temperatures, in addition to the need for fast tissue development, flowering, and propagation that is managed by alpine plants are to some extent underrepresented in recent research. This volume considers ice for
Analysis Life sciences
Endangered ecosystems
Plant Ecology
Plant physiology
Plant Sciences
Cell Physiology
Oxidative Stress
alpine planten
alpine plants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
In Springer eBooks
Subject Mountain plants.
Mountain plants -- Adaptation
Adaptation (Physiology)
Adaptation, Physiological
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Mountain plants.
Mountain plants -- Adaptation.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Lütz, Cornelius
ISBN 9783709101360