Snow Days, S-“no” Problem

UTM was hit with a big snow storm today, which reminded us here at the lab that it is still winter, despite the higher than normal temperatures this year!

The environmental signals used by trees to sense seasonality and trigger dormancy and development of cold acclimation, are the decrease in temperature and the length of photoperiod during the autumn.

Increasing temperatures due to climate change will delay the low temperature signal while photoperiod will remain unaffected,  impacting the onset and development of cold acclimation during autumn

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