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- Hughes, N.M., et al. Show all 2 Author
- New phytologist 2005 v.168 no.3 pp. 575
- Ericales; herbaceous plants; anthocyanins; antioxidant activity; photoinhibition; chlorophyll; winter; cold stress; plant stress; light intensity; plant biochemistry; plant physiology; plant ecology
- ... High-light leaves of the evergreen herb Galax urceolata exhibit a striking color change from green to red during winter months due to anthocyanin synthesis in outermost mesophyll cells. Here we investigate three possible functions of this color change. • To test the hypothesis that anthocyanins function as light attenuators, maximum photosystem II efficiency (Fv/Fm) of red and green leaves was mea ...