Photoprotective mechanisms against winter stresses in the needles of Abies mariesii grown at the tree line on Mt. Norikura in Central Japan


Evergreen fir Abies mariesii growing at the tree line (near 2 500 m altitude) on Mt. Norikura (36°61′N, 137°33′E, 3 026 m altitude) in Central Japan is exposed to harsh winter stresses. To protect against these stresses, the deep-oxidation state of the xanthophyll cycle pigments increased, because the needles contained large amounts of zeaxanthin, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11099-007-0094-1


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