Trans-Δ3-Hexadecenoic Acid, LHCII and Low Temperature Development in Herbaceous Plants

  • N. P. A. Huner
  • M. Krol
  • S. Boese
  • V. Hurry
  • J. P. Williams
  • G. Oquist


For cold tolerant herbaceous plants it has been documented that the capacity to exhibit maximum low temperature tolerance requires prolonged exposure of seedlings to low, non-freezing temperatures (0C–5C)(1,2). Pre-exposure to a low temperature regime induces a cold hardened state which imparts a particular level of freezing resistance to the plant (Fig. 1).


Freezing Tolerance Apparent Quantum Yield Freezing Resistance Light Saturated Rate Thylakoid Lipid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. A. Huner
    • 1
  • M. Krol
    • 1
  • S. Boese
    • 1
  • V. Hurry
    • 1
  • J. P. Williams
    • 2
  • G. Oquist
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Plant ScienceUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Botany Dept.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Dept. of Plant PhysiologyUniversity of UmeaSweden

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