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Frost tolerance

Formal name:  plant frost tolerance
Local identifier:  TOP768
Related Term:  plant frost sensitivity
Related Term:  plant frost hardiness
Definition:  a feature of plant organs, whole plant (PO:whole plant), plant population (EFO:plant population) or plant species (Mayr:species) describing the ability to withstand frost
Formal Unit:  unitless (ordinal)

Comment:  tolerances can be derived fom species or population distribution ranges or by physiological experiments, agreed categories do not exist
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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