December-january hardening of winter cereals in Europe

From the report “Weakly hardened winter cereals“, published in the JRC MARS Bulletin Crop monitoring in Europe by the European Commission. Hardening is the bio-physiological process of winter cereals which transforms the cellular starch into glucose, thereby raising the freezing point of the cellular liquids and increasing the low-temperature tolerance of the plants. In December,…

Influences on the chilling injury susceptibility of a non-melting peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) progeny

From the report of Walid Abidi, Celia M. Cantín, Sergio Jiménez, Rosa Giménez, María Ángeles Moreno and Yolanda Gogorcena “Influence of antioxidant compounds, total sugars and genetic background on the chilling injury susceptibility of a non-melting peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) progeny“, published in Wiley library.   To identify genotypes with good organoleptic properties, antioxidant-rich…

Adaptación de las plantas a bajas temperaturas

La capacidad para soportar bajas temperaturas es muy variable de unas plantas a otras1, ya que mientras que algunos vegetales de climas árticos sobreviven a temperaturas de -40 ºC, la mayoría de las plantas tropicales no soportan la exposición prolongada a temperaturas menores a 5 ºC2. Adaptación a bajas temperaturas Influyen en la susceptibilidad a…