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Wax helps plants to survive in the desert

Phys.org/news (APRIL 29, 2019)

Titre : Wax helps plants to survive in the desert

Phys.org/news (APRIL 29, 2019)

Présentation
In 1956, Würzburg botanist Otto Ludwig Lange observed an unusual phenomenon in the Mauritanian desert in West Africa : He found plants whose leaves could withstand heat up to 56 degrees Celsius. At the time, the professor was unable to say which mechanisms were responsible for preventing the leaves from drying out at these temperatures. More than 50 years later, the botanists Markus Riederer and Amauri Bueno from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany, have determined the answer.

Source  : Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

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