Book 2012

Plants in Alpine Regions

Cell Physiology of Adaption and Survival Strategies


ISBN: 978-3-7091-0135-3 (Print) 978-3-7091-0136-0 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Rain and Snow at High Elevation

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-20

    Solar Radiation of the High Alps

  4. Chapter

    Pages 21-27

    Bioclimatic Temperatures in the High Alps

  5. Chapter

    Pages 29-42

    Physiological and Ultrastructural Changes in Alpine Plants Exposed to High Levels of UV and Ozone

  6. Chapter

    Pages 43-60

    Cell Organelle Structure and Function in Alpine and Polar Plants are Influenced by Growth Conditions and Climate

  7. Chapter

    Pages 61-74

    Dynamics of Tissue Heat Tolerance and Thermotolerance of PS II in Alpine Plants

  8. Chapter

    Pages 75-97

    Photosynthesis and Antioxidative Protection in Alpine Herbs

  9. Chapter

    Pages 99-120

    Specificities of Metabolite Profiles in Alpine Plants

  10. Chapter

    Pages 121-134

    Interaction of Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolisms in Alpine Plants

  11. Chapter

    Pages 135-152

    From the Flower Bud to the Mature Seed: Timing and Dynamics of Flower and Seed Development in High-Mountain Plants

  12. Chapter

    Pages 153-162

    Plant Water Relations in Alpine Winter

  13. Chapter

    Pages 163-174

    Ice Formation and Propagation in Alpine Plants

  14. Chapter

    Pages 175-185

    Cell Structure and Physiology of Alpine Snow and Ice Algae

  15. Chapter

    Pages 187-198

    Psychrophilic Microorganisms in Alpine Soils

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 199-202