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Date: 5/19/2004


Question:
I would like an easy to understand/clear explanation of how the increased heat (temperature) of springtime causes buds to appear and open--a springtime phenomena. What is the process by which a bud/ plant "knows" it is time to create buds?(e.g. a tree bud) Diagrams?


Replies:
The following on phenology should be helpful:

http://www.sws-wis.com/lifecycles/what.html

http://www.life.uiuc.edu/ib/202/slides/slides5.pdf

http://www.coolkidsforacoolclimate.com/Causes&Effects/Spring.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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