UV-B radiation and acclimation in timberline plants

Minna Turunen, Kirsi Latola

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Abstrakti

Research has shown that some plants respond to enhanced UV-B radiation by producing smaller and thicker leaves, by increasing the thickness of epidermis and concentration of UV-B absorbing compounds of their surface layers and activation of the antioxidant defence system. The response of high-altitude plants to UV-B radiation in controlled conditions is often less pronounced compared to low-altitude plants, which shows that the alpine timberline plants are adapted to UV-B. These plants may have a simultaneous co-tolerance for several stress factors: acclimation or adaptation to the harsh climate can also increase tolerance to UV-B radiation, and vice versa. On the other hand, alpine timberline plants of northern latitudes may be less protected against increasing UV-B radiation than plants from more southern latitudes and higher elevations due to harsh conditions and weaker preadaptation resulting from lower UV-B radiation exposure. It is evident that more long-term experimental field research is needed in order to study the interaction of climate, soil and UV-B irradiance on the timberline plants.

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Sivut390-403
Sivumäärä14
JulkaisuENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Vuosikerta137
Numero3
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - lokakuuta 2005
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli

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