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Re:thermogenesis in Araceae

This is really for Chris Tyrell.  I have an interest in this topic, and
I'll be delighted to send you some references.  There are MANY, focusing
on the natural history or the subcellular biochemistry or the molecular
biology of thermogenesis.  It's not limited to this family, or even to
green plants.  Send me a note about the kind of references you'd like to
look at, and I'll be glad to send you a list as long as you like.  And
don't worry ... they're at MANY different levels of technicality.

All the best,
Jane Whitehill

On Mon, 22 May 2000, Dr. Tom Croat wrote:

> Chris:
> 	I forgot to answer your question about relevent literature on
> thermogenesis.  My student Jane Whitehill has written an excellent
> review paper on this subject which will be published in our special aroid
> edition of the Monographs in Systematic Botany of the Missouri
> Botanical Garden, hopefully sometime this year.   Perhaps in the
> meantime she could suggest to you some of the better articles on the
> subject.
> 	Tom
> On 22 May 00, at 11:47, Chris Tyrell wrote:
> Date sent:      	Mon, 22 May 2000 11:47:00 -0800
> Subject:        	Araceae
> From:           	Chris Tyrell <ctyrell@home.com>
> To:             	<thomas.croat@mobot.org>
> Copies to:      	Dwight Koss <dkoss@vanartgallery.bc.ca>
> Hello Mr. Croat,
> I got your name from the staff of the LA County Arboretum to whom I had
> posed a question. I am not a knowledgeable plant person, I am a lay admirer
> of the floral world, that's all. I love to go to gardens.
> While in LA, behind a friend's hotel, I saw a huge split-leaf philadendron
> (monstrosa?) which had numerous "pods" with points at the top of a growing
> shoot. Our of one protruded a long, white, smooth and fleshy thing - a huge
> vcersion of that thing that sticks out of antheriums (?). Happily, I was
> motivated to touch it, and to my amazement it was HOT!!!
> The staff at the arboretum told me I might be able to find out from you how
> that plant produces the heat and why. Is there something a lay person could
> read about heat production in arcacaea?
> Chris Tyrell

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