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Distribution and characterization of recrystallization inhibitor activity in plant and lichen species from the UK and maritime Antarctic

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  • C J Doucet
  • L Byass
  • L Elias
  • D Worrall
  • M Smallwood
  • D J Bowles


Publication details

DatePublished - May 2000
Issue number3
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)218-227
Original languageEnglish


Extracts from a range of evolutionarily diverse plant and lichen species from the UK and maritime Antarctic have been assayed for inhibition of ice recrystallization. Approximately 25% of overwintering UK species and all Antarctic species exhibited antifreeze activity when exposed to low temperature. Preliminary characterization of the active extracts has demonstrated that the molecules co-opted to antifreeze activity by different species are biochemically diverse. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

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  • plant, lichen, antifreeze protein, antarctic, cold acclimation, ANTIFREEZE PROTEINS, ACCLIMATION, GENES, ICE

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