Youfu Zhang

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Evergreen plants need to store reserves to allow for their survival during the winter months and for new leaf growth in the following spring. In many of the tree species, these reserve functions are mainly carried out by starch, which is degraded to soluble carbohydrates during the dormant season to maintain active respiration and provide protection against(More)
In this paper, the foliar micro-and ultra structure of Sabina przewalskii and S. chinensis during growth and dormancy seasons was observed under microscope and transmission electron microscope, and the foliar soluble sugar content was measured, aimed to probe into their relationships with cold tolerance. The results showed that the foliar surface cells of(More)
The possible roles of reduced glutathione (GSH) in chilling tolerance were studied in callus generated from a representative alpine plant, Chorispora bungeana Fisch. & C.A. Mey (C. bungeana). The callus grew well under low-temperature and chilling treatment led only to slight injury, as indicated by a low level of ion leakage (IL). Malondialdehyde(More)
Foliar carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) is widely used as an integrator of physiological plant responses to environmental change. However, the relationship between foliar Δ and mineral nutrient accumulation is still not well-known. The foliar Δ, K, Ca, Mg, Si and ash contents of S. przewalskii Kom. (SP) and S. chinensis (Lin.) Ant. (SC), two over-winter(More)
Machine learning approaches are generally adopted in many fields including data mining, image processing, intelligent fault diagnosis etc. As a classic unsupervised learning technology, fuzzy C-means cluster analysis plays a vital role in machine learning based intelligent fault diagnosis. With the rapid development of science and technology, the monitoring(More)
Non-structural carbohydrates in plant organs can mirror the plant overall carbon supply status and balance and can also provide evidence for their health evaluation in the ecosystem. Non-structural carbohydrates in Kobresia pygmaea, one dominant herbaceous species on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, were measured to investigate altitudinal variation in(More)
Intensive corn seed production in Northwest of China produced large amounts of furfural residues, which represents higher treatment cost and environmental issue. The broad calcareous soils in the Northwest of China exhibit low organic matter content and high pH, which led to lower fertility and lower productivity. Recycling furfural residues as soil organic(More)
Qilian Juniper (Sabina przewalskii Kom.) and Chinese juniper [Sabina chinensis (Lin.) Ant.] are overwintering plants. S. przewalskii, a protected species in China, is distributed in subalpine and alpine area on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. S. chinensis is distributed in plain area. We investigated seasonal changes in photoprotective stress compounds such as(More)
For centuries in Asia, Rhodiola coccinea has been used as a valuable adaptogen medicinal plant known for its remarkable resistance to various stress factors. Physiological tolerance in chloroplasts is believed to be an important factor, which affects the geographic distribution of plant species. However, there is currently no report on how the physiological(More)
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