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Plant cold hardiness: from the laboratory to the field.

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This book is a collection of invited and selected papers on plant cold hardiness that were presented at the 8th International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar (8IPCHS) hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in 3-9 August 2007. The collection of chapters in this book represent seeks to integrate the most up to date basic and applied research on plant cold hardiness. The chapters are divided into the ...


Chapter 26 (Page no: 271)

Analysis of the ascorbate antioxidant pathway in overwintering populations of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) of contrasting freezing tolerance.

A recurrent selection protocol, entirely performed under environmentally controlled conditions, was applied to develop lucerne populations selectively improved for their tolerance to freezing (TF populations). Several cycles of recurrent phenotypic selection have been performed in various genetic backgrounds and new populations have been produced using elite genotypes. TF populations obtained after successive cycles of selection for improved freezing tolerance allowed the understanding of the relationship between cold-induced changes, such as the antioxidant metabolism, and the ultimate level of freezing tolerance of lucerne. Major findings obtained from the research are discussed in this chapter.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ice nucleation, propagation and deep supercooling: the lost tribes of freezing studies. Author(s): Wisniewski, M. E. Gusta, L. V. Fuller, M. P. Karlson, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Low-temperature damage to wheat in head - matching perceptions with reality. Author(s): Fuller, M. P. Christopher, J. Fredericks, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Freezing behaviours in plant tissues: visualization using NMR micro-imaging and biochemical regulatory factors involved. Author(s): Ishikawa, M. Ide, H. Price, W. S. Arata, Y. Nakamura, T. Kishimoto, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Factors related to change of deep supercooling capability in xylem parenchyma cells of trees. Author(s): Fujikawa, S. Kasuga, J. Takata, N. Arakawa, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 43) Plant cold-shock domain proteins: on the tip of an Iceberg. Author(s): Karlson, D. Nakaminami, K. Thompson, K. Yang, Y. Chaikam, V. Mulinti, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 55) Expressional and functional characterization of Arabidopsis cold-shock domain proteins. Author(s): Sasaki, K. Kim, M. H. Imai, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 62) Plasma membrane and plant freezing tolerance: possible involvement of plasma membrane microdomains in cold acclimation. Author(s): Minami, A. Kawamura, Y. Yamazaki, T. Furuto, A. Uemura, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 72) Global expression of cold-responsive genes in fruit trees. Author(s): Bassett, C. L. Wisniewski, M. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 80) Could ethanolic fermentation during cold shock be a novel plant cold stress coping strategy? Author(s): Kaplan, F. Sung, D. Y. Haskell, D. Riad, G. S. Popp, M. Amaya, M. LaBoon, A. Kawamura, Y. Tominaga, Y. Kopka, J. Uemura, M. Lee, K. J. Brecht, J. K. Guy, C. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 91) Bud set - a landmark of the seasonal growth cycle in poplar. Author(s): Rohde, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 99) An epigenetic memory from time of embryo development affects climatic adaptation in Norway spruce. Author(s): Johnsen, Ø. Kvaalen, H. Yakovlev, I. Dæhlen, O. G. Fossdal, C. G. Skrøppa, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 108) The influence of temperature on dormancy induction and plant survival in woody plants. Author(s): Kalcsits, L. Silim, S. Tanino, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 119) Winter hardiness and the CBF genes in the Triticeae. Author(s): Stockinger, E. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 131) Regulation of stress-responsive signalling pathways by eudicot CBF/DREB1 genes. Author(s): Nassuth, A. Siddiqua, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 140) Evolution of plant cold hardiness and its manifestation along the latitudinal gradient in the Canadian Arctic. Author(s): Svoboda, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 163) Ice encasement damage on grass crops and alpine plants in Iceland - impact of climate change. Author(s): Gudleifsson, B. E.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 173) Impact of simulated acid snow stress on leaves of cold-acclimated winter wheat. Author(s): Arakawa, K. Inada, H. Fujikawa, S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 183) Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations enhance vulnerability to frost damage in a warming world. Author(s): Ball, M. C. Hill, M. J.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 190) The occurrence of winter-freeze events in fruit crops grown in the Okanagan Valley and the potential impact of climate change. Author(s): Quamme, H. A. Cannon, A. J. Neilsen, D. Caprio, J. M. Taylor, W. G.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 198) Cold hardiness in Antarctic vascular plants. Author(s): Bravo, L. A. Bascuñán-Godoy, L. Pérez-Torres, E. Corcuera, L. J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 214) Patterns of freezing in plants: the influence of species, environment and experiential procedures. Author(s): Gusta, L. V. Wisniewski, M. E. Trischuk, R. G.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 226) Going to extremes: low-temperature tolerance and acclimation in temperate and boreal conifers. Author(s): Strimbeck, G. R. Schaberg, P. G.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 240) The rapid cold-hardening response in insects: ecological significance and physiological mechanisms. Author(s): Elnitsky, M. A. Lee, R. E., Jr.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 249) Conifer cold hardiness, climate change and the likely effects of warmer temperatures on photosynthesis. Author(s): Ensminger, I. Hüner, N. P. A. Busch, F.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 262) Chemical genetics identifies new chilling stress determinants in Arabidopsis. Author(s): Einset, J.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 279) Identification of proteins from potato leaves submitted to chilling temperature. Author(s): Renaut, J. Planchon, S. Oufir, M. Hausman, J. F. Hoffmann, L. Evers, D.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 293) Genomics of cold hardiness in forest trees. Author(s): Holliday, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2560 Hochelaga Blvd, Quebec City, Quebec, G1V 2J3, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935139
  • Record Number
  • 20103094770