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Plants in Alpine Regions

Cell Physiology of Adaption and Survival Strategies

Editors: Lütz, Cornelius (Ed.)

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  • First book to cover the aspect of cell physiology in alpine plants. Interdisciplinary appoach joining molecular and cellular mechanisms of stress adaption and avoidance in alpine plants.
  • Aspects described here are transferrable and theoretically applicable to plant behaviour in a changing environment.
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This book brings together experts from different fields, who used a broad spectrum of methods to investigate the physiological and cellular adaptation of alpine plants from the tree line to the upper limits. Some articles link alpine plant physiology with physiological adaptations observed in polar plants.
Tolerance against often high light intensities (including UV), cold or freezing temperatures, in addition to the need for fast tissue development, flowering, and propagation that is managed by alpine plants are to some extent underrepresented in recent research. This volume considers ice formation and winter conditions in alpine plants; the fate of cryophilic algae and microorganisms; cell structural adaptations; sexual reproduction in high altitudes; the physiology of photosynthesis, antioxidants, metabolites, carbon and nitrogen; and the influences of microclimate (temperatures at the plant level, heat tolerance), UV light, weather and ozone. Further information on life processes in alpine extreme environments may additionally yield new insights into the range of adaptation processes in lowland plants.

 

 

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Cornelius Lütz is Professor at the Institute of Botany at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focusses on adaptation strategies and cell physiology of higher plants in alpine regions, as well as in Arctis and Antarctis.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0135-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1922-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plants in Alpine Regions
Book Subtitle
Cell Physiology of Adaption and Survival Strategies
Editors
  • Cornelius Lütz
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag/Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0136-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0136-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0135-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1922-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 202
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