Constrained States Occurring in Plants Cryo-Processing and the Role of Biological Glasses

  • Jiří ZámečníkEmail author
  • Jaroslav ŠestákEmail author
Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)


The freezing temperatures well below 0°C [1] are common and there are several mechanisms to assure life survival. Processes associated with water freezing (particularly in conjunction with its supercooling) have been intensively studied [2–4] for many years because their significance in the bionetwork of both plants [5] and living. In human activity they play an important role in various production from a plain ice making to the complex foodstuffs freezing [6, 7] and pharmacy finishing. Even more important role they play in the viability of plants in natural overwintering and in controlled cryopreservation of plants.


Glass Transition Glass Transition Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimeter Glassy State Osmotic Dehydration 
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This work was supported by MSMT grant 0002700604


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molecular Biology Department, Plant Physiology and Cryobiology LaboratoryCrop Research InstitutePrague 6Czech Republic
  2. 2.Division of Solid-State PhysicsInstitute of Physics, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of CRPrague 6Czech Republic

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