The effects of freeze-thaw cycles and leaching on the loss of soluble carbohydrates from leaf material of two subantarctic plants

first_imgLeaves and litter of two phanerogams (Acaena magellanica (Lam.) Vahl and Poa flabellata (Lam.) Hook. f.) were collected in spring on the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Leaves immersed in water lost up to 80% of their total available soluble carbohydrates after 6–8 h. The loss of K+ and PO 4 3- followed a similar pattern to that shown by the carbohydrates. Up to 9 daily freeze/thaw cycles gave no increase in metabolite loss for senescent leaves. GLC analysis showed sucrose to be the principal leachate from Acaena. Sucrose, glucose and fructose were the main leachates from Poa. A significant proportion of the soluble carbohydrates in standing dead leaves was trehalose. The relationship of such leachates to microbial decomposition is discussed.last_img read more

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Labrador project Brightwater offers luxury apartments to the market

first_imgRenders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.Director Ralf Hecke, who is also a licensed builder, said his company’s focus when designing Broadwater was to create a “long term living environment” for buyers and residents.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We simply invest a lot of hours talking with local real estate agents asking what the buyers have asked them for, which they are unable to supply,” Mr Hecke said.“The answer seems to be consistently large open plan designs, big balconies, good security, no holiday letting, low-body corporate, near the water, shopping centres and cafes, and under $500,000.”“As a builder and developer we take a very hands on approach with every aspect of our developments, from designing the development application with town planners, architects, and engineers, through to always having a presence on site.” Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.EIGHT out of 10 buyers at Labrador project Brightwater are owner-occupiers.Developer Kriptal are behind the 10-level tower, which is being built at 14-16 Bright Ave.The two-bedroom apartments range in size from 99sq m to 110sq m and are priced from $450,000. Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.The Brightwater building will feature nine residential floors with 35 luxury apartments, many with Broadwater views, as well as a ground and basement car park.Apartments will feature open-plan designs and modern fixtures and fittings.Building facilities include a 13m lap pool, gym, residents’ lounge with kitchenette and bathroom, plus an outdoor entertaining area with a barbecue overlooking the pool.Body corporate fees are $53 per week.Construction is on track to be complete in October with settlement in November.center_img Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.last_img read more

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