Physical characteristics of 23°C leaves, 23°C/5°C leaves, and 5°C leaves

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Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Strand A, Hurry V, Henkes S, Huner N, Gustafsson P, Gardeström P, Stitt M. Acclimation of Arabidopsis leaves developing at low temperatures. Increasing cytoplasmic volume accompanies increased activities of enzymes in the Calvin cycle and in the sucrose-biosynthesis pathway. Plant Physiol. 1999 Apr119(4):1387-98. p.1391 table 1PubMed ID10198098
Method Transmission Electron Microscopy
Comments Compared with the control 23°C leaves, the 23°C/5°C leaves showed a slight decrease in water content (see also Lång et al., 1994), a slight increase in the specific leaf fresh weight and the specific leaf dry weight, a small (12%) increase in leaf protein, and no change in chlorophyll (Table I).
Entered by Uri M
ID 107837