Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold in a Changing World

Proceedings from Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold 2012

  • Ryozo Imai
  • Midori Yoshida
  • Naoyuki Matsumoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Timothy Murray, Denis Gaudet
    Pages 1-15
  3. Yukiyoshi Iwata, Tomoyoshi Hirota, Masaki Hayashi, Junichi Arima, Shinji Suzuki, Manabu Nemoto
    Pages 41-50
  4. Tomoyoshi Hirota, Manabu Nemoto, Satoshi Inoue, Tomotsugu Yazaki, Kazuei Usuki, Masaki Hayashi et al.
    Pages 51-61
  5. Gábor Galiba, Radomira Vanková, Irma Tari, Zsófia Bánfalvi, Péter Poór, Petre Dobrev et al.
    Pages 73-87
  6. Elisabetta Mazzucotelli, Cristina Crosatti, Lorenzo Giusti, Davide Guerra, Luigi Cattivelli
    Pages 119-129
  7. Ryozo Imai, Myung Hee Kim, Kentaro Sasaki, Shunya Sato, Yutaka Sonoda
    Pages 131-142
  8. Hunseung Kang, Su Jung Park
    Pages 143-154
  9. Taishi Umezawa, Naoyuki Sugiyama, Jeffrey C. Anderson, Fuminori Takahashi, Yasushi Ishihama, Scott C. Peck et al.
    Pages 155-164
  10. Donghui Wang, Chikako Kuwabara, Keita Endoh, Yukiharu Fukushi, Seizo Fujikawa, Keita Arakawa
    Pages 179-188
  11. Annick Bertrand, Yves Castonguay
    Pages 209-217
  12. Julio C. M. Iehisa, Yoichi Motomura, Fuminori Kobayashi, Shigeo Takumi
    Pages 219-229
  13. Steven K. Schmidt, S. R. Frankel, R. L. Wagner, Ryan C. Lynch
    Pages 245-253
  14. Naoyuki Matsumoto, Tamotsu Hoshino
    Pages 255-261
  15. Motoaki Tojo, Shota Masumoto, Tamotsu Hoshino
    Pages 263-284
  16. Tamotsu Hoshino, Nan Xiao, Yuka Yajima, Kenichi Kida, Katsuyuki Tokura, Ryo Murakami et al.
    Pages 285-292
  17. Oleg B. Tkachenko
    Pages 293-303
  18. Denis Gaudet, André Laroche
    Pages 319-330
  19. Tom Hsiang, Paul H. Goodwin, Alejandra M. Cortes-Barco, Brady T. Nash, Jonathan Tung
    Pages 331-341
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 343-352

About these proceedings


Global warming is affecting agriculture in a wide range of the climatic zones. In contrast to the extensive debate over the effects of global warming during summer growth, the impact of rising winter temperature on agricultural production has received considerably less attention.  However, climate changes can certainly affect winter conditions, and small changes in winter climate can have even more drastic impacts in many regions of the world.

Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold (PMAC) is an interdisciplinary forum for research and extension scientists working in the fields of plant pathology, plant physiology, microbiology, and crop breeding, to advance our understanding of overwintering of crops and attempt to solve the problems associated with winter damage. PMAC2012 gathered over 100 participants from 14 countries and hosted 41 oral and 42 poster presentations.

This book is a collection of contributions from invited and selected speakers at the conference. Each contribution includes important and timely topics on plant and microbe adaptations to cold. These contributions span the topics discussed at the conference. Publication of this book has been partially supported by OECD-CRP.


Climate Change Microbial Stress Adaptation Plant Stress Adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ryozo Imai
    • 1
  • Midori Yoshida
    • 2
  • Naoyuki Matsumoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Crop Breeding Research DivisionNARO Hokkaido Agricultural Research CenterSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Crop Breeding Research DivisionNARO Hokkaido Agricultural Research CenterSapporoJapan
  3. 3.Silviculture & Forest Ecology StudiesHokkaido University Graduate School of AgricultureSapporoJapan

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