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Project: Ecophysiological protocol for screening of chilling tolerance in ornamental plants to support a more energy-conscious greenhouse heating

project duration
01-OCT-07 – 30-SEP-10
abstract
The project aims to develop an ecophysiological protocol for screening of chilling tolerance, so that a significant greenhouse energy saving is realised. Measurements of chlorophyll fluorescene, membrane integrity, proline and turgidity are indicative for chilling stress. Their discriminating performance will be determined through sensitivity analysis and forms the basis of the hierarchical protocol.