TFylan tfylan at
Mon Oct 26 16:17:07 EST 1998

Any useful products a re passed into the stem before abcission Dead leaves are
brown so anthoocyanins have all either been used up to help make the abcission
layer or have been translocated back into the stem before abcission layer
iscomplete Anthocyanins are sugars which are easily transported Rose bushes
have stems tinged with red especially in spring when sugars are being
transported and it is usually a sign of health . red Beeches have anthocyanin
in their leaves which masks the colours of chlorophyll but obviously does not
affect photosynthesis. Waste products are passedinto the leaves before leaf
fall Anthocyanins are not waste products 

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