Advances in Plant Cold Hardiness provides a detailed, up-to-date discussion of plant cold hardiness research. The molecular mechanisms of plant cold hardiness development, a subject not covered in any other low temperature stress book, is examined in depth. Other major topics addressed include the freezing tolerance and injury of plant tissues in vivo and in vitro, in addition to how research findings impact agricultural applications.
The articles featured in Advances in Plant Cold Hardiness were presented as key papers at the 4th International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar held at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala in July, 1991. The book will appeal to all researchers, students, and instructors in plant biology, agriculture, and forestry.
Molecular Biology of Plant Cold Hardiness Development: An Overview (S.P. Lee and T H.H. Chen). Cold-Regulated Genes of Arabidopsis thaliana (M.F. Thomashow, S.J. Gilmour and C. Lin). Role of ABA in Regulation of Low Temperature Induced Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana (K. Nordin, V. L , E. M yl P. Heino, B. Welin, M. Baudo, K.-O. Holmstr m, and E.T. Palva). Signal Transduction and Gene Expression During Cold Acclimation of Alfalfa (R.S. Dhindsa, A. Monroy, L. Wolfraim and G. Dong). Water Potential Alterations-A Prerequisite or a Triggering Stimulus for Development of Freezing Tolerance in Overwintering Herbaceous Plants? (A. Kacperska). Influence of Tissue Water on Protein Secretion in Winter Wheat (D.G. Kenefick, R.W. Gesch, and D.P. Matthees). Effects of Growth at Cold Hardening Temperatures and Temperature Shifts on Resistance to Photoinhibition (V. Hurry, L. Lapointe, S. Boese, M. Krol, N.P.A. Huner, G. uist and L. Malek). Alterations of Properties of Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase Related to Cold Acclimation (S. Grafflage and G.H. Krause). Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Relation to Plant Cold Hardiness (L.-C. Jian, L.-H. Sun and X.-Y. Wei). Development of Cold Hardiness in Solanum tuberosum by Abscisic Acid and Mefluidide (A. Costa and P.H. Li). Freezing Tolerance and Injury of Plant Tissues In Vivo and In Vitro: Ice Formation and Freezing Injury: An Overview on the Survival Mechanisms and Molecular Aspects of Injury and Cold Acclimation in Herbaceous Plants (J.P. Palta and L.S. Weiss). The Role of Ice-Binding Proteins in Frost Tolerance of Winter Rye (M. Griffth, E. Marentes, P. Ala and D.S.C. Yang). Freeze-Thaw Damage to Thylakoid Membranes In Vitro and In Vivo (D.K. Hincha, I.Bakaltcheva, U. Heber and J.M. Schmitt). Cell Wall and Freezing Injury: A Mini-Review (D.-L. Tao and P.H. Li). Deep Supercooling in Woody Plant Tissues (E.N. Ashworth).