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Plant Cold Hardiness : Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Physiology - Paul Li

Plant Cold Hardiness

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Physiology

By: Paul Li (Editor), Tony H. H. Chen (Editor)

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This volume is compiled based on the proceedings of the 5th International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar, which was held at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, August 5 to 8, 1996. Participants representing 16 nations and 22 U. S. states attended the seminar. Researchers came from major laboratories around the world involving plant cold hardiness research. The information compiled in this volume represents the state-of- the-art research and our understanding of plant cold hardiness in terms of molecular biol- ogy, biochemistry, and physiology. The 1996 International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar was the fifth of the series; it was first held in 1977 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, and since then has met every 5 years. The overall goal of this seminar series is to foster the exchange of ideas and research findings among the diverse groups of scientists studying freezing and chilling stresses from a wide variety of perspectives. This is the only international conference focus- ing its programs entirely on low temperature stress in plants. In accordance with the tradi- tion, the fifth conference focused on freezing and chilling stress of plants and covered various aspects of plant cold hardiness, including molecular genetics, biochemistry, physi- ology, and agricultural applications. All contributors to this volume are eminent researchers who have had significant contributions to the knowledge of plant cold hardiness.

Molecular Mechanism of Plant Cold Acclimation and Freezing Tolerancep. 3
Low Temperature Signal Transduction during Cold Acclimation of Alfalfap. 15
Regulation of Plant Gene Expression in Response to Low Temperaturep. 29
Constitutive Freezing Tolerant Mutants in Arabidopsis: A Genetic Approach to Signaling Transduction in Cold Acclimationp. 35
Arabidopsis Mutants Impaired in Freezing Tolerance after Cold Acclimationp. 45
Frost Hardiness and Cold Acclimation in Solanum Speciesp. 57
Understanding Genetic Control of Freezing Resistance Using Potato Species as a Model Systemp. 67
The Dicktoo x Morex Population: A Model for Dissecting Components of Winterhardiness in Barleyp. 77
Mapping of Genes Controlling Cold Hardiness on Wheat 5A and Its Homologous Chromosomes of Cerealsp. 89
Genetic Control of Cold Hardiness in Blueberryp. 99
Molecular Chaperones: Do They Have a Role in Cold Stress Responses of Plants?p. 109
Characterization of Antifreeze Proteins from Winter Ryep. 131
Protection of Thylakoid Membranes from Freeze-Thaw Damage by Proteinsp. 143
Investigating the Role of Lipid Metabolism in Chilling and Freezing Tolerancep. 153
Effect of Cold Acclimation of Membrane Lipid Composition and Freeze-Induced Membrane Destablizationp. 171
Regulation of Cold Acclimation: A Complex Interaction of Low Temperature, Light, and Chloroplastic Redox Poisep. 181
A Comparison of the Cold Hardiness Potential of Spring Cereals and Vernalized and Non-Vernalized Winter Cerealsp. 191
Active Oxygen and Freezing Tolerance in Transgenic Plantsp. 203
Abscisic Acid-Induced Chilling Tolerance in Maizep. 215
Molecular Mechanisms of Chilling-Induced Oxidative Stress Injury and Tolerance in Pre-Emergent Maize Seedlingsp. 225
Characterization of Vacuolar H[superscript +]-ATPases that Are Sensitive and Tolerant to Coldp. 237
Phytochrome Overexpression and Cold Hardiness in Transgenic Populusp. 245
Responses of Woody Plant Cells to Freezing: Investigations on the Role of the Plant Cell Wallp. 257
Cell Tension and Cavitation in Plants during Freezing: Their Role in Injuryp. 271
Involvement of Abscisic Acid and Proline in Cold Acclimation of Winter Wheatp. 283
Differential Accumulation of Oligosaccharides and Freezing Tolerance of Alfalfap. 293
Oligosaccharides as Endogenous Cryoprotectants in Woody Plantsp. 301
The Use of Infrared Video Thermography to Study Freezing in Plantsp. 311
Breeding of Cold Hardy Woody Landscape Plantsp. 317
Cold Hardiness Factors that Affect Nursery Production of Woody Plants in Southeastern United Statesp. 325
Winter Survival of Cereals Parasitized by Snow Moldp. 331
Biological Control of Snow Moldp. 343
Induction of Chilling Tolerance by Brief Abiotic Shocksp. 351
Participants Photographp. 357
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780306457128
ISBN-10: 0306457121
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st January 1998
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 2.09