cell sap concentration help plant to survive in frosty area??

Nancy Harrison vulpia at sonic.net
Sun Aug 29 09:30:48 EST 1999


In article <7qb4in$sri$1 at imsp009a.netvigator.com>, leeloocom at hotmail.com 
says...
>
>   Does cell sap concentration help plants to survive in frosty area? Make
>the plant more difficult to freeze??
>
>

This is what I always thought - cell sap acts like antifreeze <g>.
What I would like to know further is if this is the function of
betacyanin in beetroot, which grows in cold climates (think
Borscht!) - NH
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---Nancy Harrison, SRJC Life Sciences, Santa Rosa CA 95401
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