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 
>   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
---Nancy Harrison, SRJC Life Sciences, Santa Rosa CA 95401
   http://www.sonic.net/~vulpia/index.html (with link to CNPS in Sonoma 

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