Do Plants generate heat???

David M.Roberts-Jones davidrj at cix.co.uk
Mon Apr 27 17:01:05 EST 1998


In article <taguebw-2704981122180001 at 152.17.16.19>, taguebw at REMOVEwfu.edu
() wrote:

> Now some plants *do* produce excessive amounts of heat for physiological
> reasons
Saussaria gossiphylla melts a small hole in overlying snow to allow entry
on pollinating insects. Core temperatures of tree lobelias higher than
night air temperatures, etc etc. All examples that all biological systems
are exothermic, and that some plants have evolved very good thermal
insulation; but no such creature as a true warm blooded plant exists to my
knowledge.

David Roberts-Jones
Cheshire, UK



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