“The low temperature limit of photosynthesis appears to be lower than that in any other plant process. Such a design may not only be useful, but appears essential. This assures that secondary processes such as cell division, cell enlargement, respiration etc. never fall short of substrate. It would be useless and respire at 2oC but were unable to produce the material required for these processes” (free translation from the more baroque German of those days).
KeywordsFine Root Specific Leaf Area Dwarf Shrub Specific Root Length Alpine Plant
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