Botany 431 - Physiological Plant Ecology
At the end of your study this week, you should be able to achieve the objectives listed below. You must assemble the evidence that you have achieved these learning outcomes into your Portfolio. You should provide evidence that would be regarded as performance at the top two levels of Biggs' SOLO Taxonomy.
The material in your Portfolio will be assessed as Project 3.
If you wish to discuss this material informally with your peers, you can interact in
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When you have completed this section you will be able to:
- Distinguish between the nature of the damage cold and freezing temperatures cause to membrane structure and function and to enzymes.
- Describe the phenomenon of supercooling, describe how it can be measured and evaluate its significance for plant systems.
- Identify the different categories of resistance to freezing and describe how different plant life forms are generally distributed into these categories.
- Sakai & Larcher. 1987. Frost Survival of Plants.
- Kozlowski, Kramer & Pallardy. 1991. The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants. Chapter 5.
- Nishida & Murata. Ann Rev Plant Physiol Plant Mol Biol 47:541-568 (1996).
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