Freezing avoidance mechanisms in juveniles of giant rosette plants of the genus Espeletia

@inproceedings{GarcaVarela2003FreezingAM,
  title={Freezing avoidance mechanisms in juveniles of giant rosette plants of the genus Espeletia},
  author={Sonia Garc{\'i}a-Varela and Ferm{\'i}n Rada},
  year={2003}
}
Along soil–air gradients in tropical high mountains, plants growing at soil level tolerate frost while those growing well above ground, including all species in the genus Espeletia, use freezing avoidance mechanisms to survive low nighttime temperatures. The question that arises and the objective of this work were: What are the low temperature resistance mechanisms in giant rosettes when they are within the juvenile stages, i.e. closer to the ground? Juveniles of Espeletia spicata andEspeletia… CONTINUE READING

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