Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the influence of temperature on plant growth and development. Temperature is the single most important factor controlling plant distribution on a world-wide scale, and it also has a major effect on crop yields.
The booklet considers areas that include:
* Temperature and plant life
* Heat balance in plants
* Temperature and metabolism: temperature coefficient Q[sub]10[/sub]
* Temperature and growth
* Low temperature tolerance
* High temperature tolerance
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