Interactions of plant growth responses to spring freezing and summer drought: a multispecies comparison.

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Summary of "Interactions of plant growth responses to spring freezing and summer drought: a multispecies comparison."

Freezing and drought both result in cellular dehydration, and similar physiological responses to these stressors may result in cross acclimation, whereby prior freezing exposure increases subsequent drought tolerance. We examined how spring freezing influences summer drought tolerance for a range of herbaceous old field species: 6 graminoids (Agrostis stolonifera, Arrhenatherum elatius, Bromus inermis, Festuca rubra, Lolium perenne, Poa compressa) and 2 forbs (Plantago lanceolata, Securigera varia), with the goal of examining the generality of cross acclimation responses.


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Name: American journal of botany
ISSN: 1537-2197


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