Oxidative activity of mitochondria isolated from plant tissues sensitive and resistant to chilling injury.

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Arrhenius plots of the respiration rates of mitochondria isolated from chilling sensitive plant tissues (tomato and cucumber fruit, and sweet potato roots) showed a linear decrease from 25 C to about 9 to 12 C (with Q(10) values of 1.3 to 1.6), at which point there was a marked deviation with an increased slope as temperatures were reduced to 1.5 C (Q(10… (More)

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