Cold adaptation publications

By September 29th, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Cell membranes and how living organisms resist the cold .


Aloia RC, Raison JK, 1989, ‘Membrane function in mammalian hibernation’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 988: 123-146.

Raison JK, Augee ML, Aloia RC, 1988, ‘Mitochondrial membrane transitions in heart and other organs of a hibernator’, Am. J. Physiol., 254: E378-E383.

Brown MA, Raison JK, 1987, ‘The influence of carotenoids on the oxidative stability and phase behaviour of plant polar lipids’, Phytochemistry, 26: 961-965.

Hodgson RAJ, Orr GR, Raison JK, 1987, ‘Inhibition of photosynthesis by chilling in the light’, Plant science, 49: 75-79.

Aloia RC, Augee ML, Orr GR, Raison JK, 1986, ‘A critical role for membranes in hibernation’, Living in the Cold: Physiological and Biochemical Adaptations, Heller HC, Musacchia XJ, Wang LCH (eds), Elsevier, pp 19-26.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1986, ‘Chilling injury: a plea for uniform terminology’, Plant, Cell and Environment, 9: 685-686.

Augee ML, Pehowich DJ, Raison JK, Wang LCH, 1984, ‘Seasonal and temperature-related changes in mitochondrial membranes associated with torpor in the mammalian hibernator Spermophilus richardsonii‘, Biochem. Biophys. Acta., 776: 27-36.

Geiser F, Augee ML, McCarron HCK, Raison JK, 1984, ‘Correlates of torpor in the insectivorous dasyurid marsupial Sminthopsis murina‘, Aust. Mammal, 7: 185-191.

Geiser F, Augee ML, Raison JK, 1984, ‘Thermal response of live mitochondrial membranes of two insectivorous mammals: a bat and a small marsupial’, Thermal physiology, (Hales JRS, ed), Raven Press, New York. pp. 453-456.

Geiser F, Augee ML, Raison JK, 1984, ‘Thermal response of live mitochondrial membranes of the heterothermic bat Minopterus schreibersii in summer and winter’, J. Thermal Biol., 2: 183-188.

Raison JK, 1984, ‘On the need to distinguish between the essential and consequential changes in membrane lipids during hibernation’, Thermal Physiology, Hales JRS (ed), Raven Press, New York, pp 447-452.

Raison JK, 1984, ‘Alterations in the physical properties and thermal response of membrane lipids: correlations with acclimation to chilling and high temperature’, Frontiers of Membrane Research in Agriculture, St John JB, Berlin E, Jackson OC (eds), Rowman and Allanheld, Ottowa, pp 383-401.

Cornell BA, Hiller RG, Raison JK, Separovic F, Smith R, Vary JC, Morris C, 1983, ‘Biological membranes are rich in low-frequency motion’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 732: 473-478.

Raison JK, Wright LC, 1983, ‘Thermal phase transitions in the polar lipids of plant membranes: their induction by disaturated phospholipids and their possible relation to chilling injury’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 731: 69-78.

Raison JK, Roberts JKM, Berry JA, 1982, ‘Acclimation of the higher plant, Nerium oleander to growth temperature: correlations between the thermal stability of chloroplast membranes and the composition and fluidity of their polar lipids’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 688: 218-228.

Berry JA, Raison JK, 1981, ‘Responses of macrophytes to temperature’, Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, Pirson A, Zimmermann MH (eds), (Springer-Verlag, Berlin), 12A: 277-338.

Raison JK, McMurchie EJ, Charnock JS, Gibson RA, 1981, ‘Differences in the thermal behaviour of myocardial membranes relative to hibernation’, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 69: 169-174.

Raison JK, Berry JA, Armond PA, Pike CS, 1980, ‘Membrane properties in relation to the adaptation of plants to temperature stress’, Adaptation of Plants to water and High Temperature Stress, Turner NC, Kramer PJ (eds), (J Wiley & Sons, New York), pp. 261-273.

Raison JK, 1980, ‘Effect of low temperature on Respiration’, The Biochemistry of Plants, Davies DO (ed), (Academic Press, New York), 2: 613-626.

Raison JK, 1980, ‘Membrane lipids: Structure and Function’, The Biochemistry of Plants, Stumpf PK (ed), (Academic Press, New York), 4: 57-82.

van Ginkel G, Raison JK, 1980, ‘Light-induced formation oxygen radicals in systems containing chlorophyll’, Photochem. & photobiol., 32: 793-798.

Lyons JM, Raison JK, Steponkus PL, 1979, ‘The plant membrane in response to low temperature: an overview’, Low temperature Stress in Crop Plants: The Role of the membrane, Lyons JM, Graham D, Raison JK (eds), (Academic Press, New York), pp. 1-24.

Pike CS, Berry JA, Raison JK, 1979, ‘Fluorescence polarization studies of membrane phospholipid phase separations in warm and cool climate plants’, Low temperature Stress in Crop Plants: The Role of the membrane, Lyons JM, Graham D, Raison JK (eds), (Academic Press, New York), pp 305-18.

Raison JK, Chapman EA, Wright LC, Jacobs SWL, 1979, ‘Membrane lipid transitions: their correlation with the climatic distribution of plants’, Low temperature Stress in Crop Plants: The Role of the membrane, Lyons JM, Graham D, Raison JK (eds), (Academic Press, New York), pp 177-186.

Raison JK, Berry JA, 1979, ‘Viscotropic denaturation of chloroplast membranes in acclimation to temperature by adjustment of lipid viscosity’, Carnegie Inst. of Washington Yearbook, 78: 149-152.

van Ginkel G, Raison JK, 1979, ‘Light-induced formation of oxygen radicals in systems containing chlorophyll’, Carnegie Inst. of Washington Yearbook, 78: 183-188.

Raison JK, Berry JA, 1978, ‘The physical properties of membrane lipids in relation to the adaptation of higher plants and algae to contrasting thermal regimes’, Carnegie Inst. Washington Yearbook, 77: 276.

Shneyour A, Smillie RM, Raison JK, 1975, ‘Biochemical and genetical basis for the temperature sensitivity of photosynthesis and growth in chilling-sensitive plants’, Genetic aspects of Photo-synthesis, Nasyrov YE, Sestak Z (eds), pp349-355.

Lyons JM, Raison JK, Kumamoto J, 1974, ‘Polarographic determination of phase changes in mitochondrial membranes in response to temperature’, Methods Enzymol., 32(Part B), 258-262.

Raison JK, 1974, ‘A biochemical explanantion of low-temperature stress in tropical and sub-tropical plants’, Mechanisms of Regulation of Plant Growth, Bielski RL, Ferguson AR, Cresswell MM (eds), (The Roy. Soc. New Zealand, Wellington) pp487-497.

McGlasson WB, Scott KJ, Raison JK, Wills RBH, 1973, ‘Physiology of apple fruits at low temperature’, IIF-IIR Commission C2, Jerusalem, 3: 75-78.

Raison JK, 1973, ‘Temperature-induced phase changes in membrane lipids and their influence on metabolic regulation’, Symp. Soc. Exp. Biol. XXVII, Cambridge University Press.

Lyons JM, Raison JK, 1971, ‘A temperature-induced phase change in mitochondrial membranes and its relationship to chilling injury in plant tissues’, Proc. XXI Int. Congr. Refrig., Washington DC, 3: 167-172.

Smillie RM, Bishop DG, Gibbons GC, Graham D, Grieve AM, Raison JK, Reger GJ, 1971, ‘Determination of the sites of synthesis of proteins and lipids of the chloroplast using chloramphenicol and cyclohexamide’, Auton. Biogen. Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, North Holland, pp 422-433.


Raison JK, Brown MA, 1989, ‘Sensitivity of altitudinal ecotypes of the wild tomato lycopersicon hirsutum to chilling injury’, Plant Physio., 91: 1471-1475.

Brown MA, Raison JK, 1988, ‘The influence of storage temperature on the transition, activation enthalpy, and activity of enzymes associated with inner mitochondrial membranes’, Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 260: 798-805.

Guille J, Raison JK, Gebicki JM, 1987, ‘Radiation-induced lipid peroxidation and the fluidity of erythrocyte membrane lipids’, Free. Radic. Biol. Med., 3: 147-152.

Orr GR, Raison JK, 1987, ‘Compositional and thermal properties of thylakoid polar lipids of Nerium oleander L. in relation to chilling sensitivity’, Plant Physiol., 84: 88-92.

Raison JK, Orr GR, 1986, ‘Phase transitions in liposomes formed from the polar lipids of mitochondria from chilling-sensitive plants’, Plant Physiol., 81: 807-811.

Raison JK, Orr GR, 1986, ‘Phase transitions in thylakoid polar lipids of chilling-sensitive plants: a comparison of detection methods’, Plant Physiol., 80: 638-645.

Raison JK, Pike CS, Berry JA, 1982, ‘Growth temperature-induced alterations in the thermotropic properties of Nerium oleander membrane lipids’, Plant Physiol., 70: 215-218.

Wright LC, McMurchie EJ, Pomeroy MK, Raison JK, 1982, ‘Thermal behavior and lipid composition of cauliflower plasma membranes in relation to ATPase activity and chilling sensitivity’, Plant Physiol., 69: 1356-1360.

Pomeroy MK, Raison JK, 1981, ‘Maintenance of membrane fluidity during development of freezing tolerance of winter wheat seedlings’, Plant Physiol., 68: 382-385.

Wright LC, Raison JK, 1981, ‘Correlation between changes in mitochondrial membranes of artichoke tubers and their hardening and dormancy’, Plant Physiol., 68: 919-923.

Charnock JS, Gibson RA, McMurchie EJ, Raison JK, 1980, ‘Changes in the fluidity of myocardial membranes during hibernation: relationship to myocardial adenosinetriphosphatase activity’, Mol. Pharmacol., 18: 476-482.

Hiller RG, Raison JK, 1980, ‘The fluidity of chloroplast thylakoid membranes and their constituent lipids: a comparative study by ESR’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 599: 63-72.

Augee ML, Raison JK, Hulbert AJ, 1979, ‘Seasonal changes in membrane lipid transitions and thyroid function in the hedgehog’, Am. J. Physiol., 236: E589-E593.

Chapman E, Wright LC, Raison JK, 1979, ‘Seasonal changes in the structure and function of mitochondrial membranes of artichoke tubers: a requisite for surviving low temperatures during dormancy’, Plant Physiol. 63: 363-366.

Hannon GN, Raison JK, 1979, ‘Seasonal changes in the structure and function of mitochondrial membranes of artichoke tubers: acyl fatty acid composition and the effect of growth conditions’, Plant Physiol., 64: 754-756.

McMurchie EJ, Raison JK, 1979, ‘Membrane lipid fluidity and its effect on the activation energy of membrane-associated enzymes’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 554: 364-374.

Curtain CC, Looney FD, Marchalonis JJ, Raison JK, 1978, ‘Changes in lipid ordering and state of aggregation in lymphocyte plasma membranes after exposure to mitogens’, J. Membr. Biol., 44: 211-232.

Patterson BD, Kenrick JR, Raison JK, 1978, ‘Lipids of chilling-sensitive and – resistant Passiflora species: fatty acid composition and temperature dependence of spin label motion’, Phytochemistry, 17: 1089-1092.

Raison JK, Chapman EA, White PY, 1977, ‘Wheat mitochondria: oxidative activity and membrane lipid structure as a function of temperature’, Plant Physiol., 59: 623-627.

Campbell LC, Raison JK, Brady CJ, 1976, ‘The response of plant mitochondria to media of high solute content’, J. Bioenerg. Biomembr., 8: 121-129.

Hulbert AJ, Augee ML, Raison JK, 1976, ‘The influence of thyroid hormones on the structure and function of mitochondrial membranes’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 455: 597-601.

Raison JK, Chapman EA, 1976, ‘Membrane phase changes in chilling-sensitive Vigna radiate and their significance to growth’, Aust. J. Plant Physiol., 3: 291-299.

Campbell LC, Raison JK, Brady CJ, 1975, ‘Factors limiting mitochondrial respiration in media of high solute content’, J. Bio-energetics Biomembr., 7: 189.

McMurchie EJ, Raison JK, 1975, ‘Hibernation and homeothermic statues of the Echidna, (Tachyglossus aculeatus)’, J. Thermal Biol., 1: 113-118.

Raison JK, McMurchie EJ, 1974, ‘Two temperature-induced changes in mitochondrial membranes detected by spin labelling and enzyme kinetics’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 363: 135-140.

McGlasson WB, Raison JK, 1973, ‘Occurrence of a temperature-induced phase transition in mitochondria isolated from apple fruit’, Plant Physiol., 52: 390-392.

McMurchie EJ, Raison JK, Cairncross KD, 1973, ‘Temperature-induced phase changes in membranes of heart: a contrast between the thermal response of poikilotherms and homeotherms’, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 44: 1017-1026.

Raison JK, 1973, ‘The influence of temperature-induced phase changes on the kinetics of respiratory and other membrane-associated enzyme systems’, J. Bioenerg., 4: 285-309.

Raison JK, 1973, ‘Temperature-induced phase changes in membrane lipids and their influence on metabolic regulation’, Symp. Soc. Exp. Biol., 27: 485-512.

Raison JK, Laties GG, Crompton M, 1973, ‘The role of state 4 electron transport in the activation of state 3 respiration in potato mitochondria’, J. Bioenerg., 4: 409-422.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, Campbell LC, 1973, ‘Inhibition of the state 3 respiration of isolated mitochondria and its implications in comparative studies’, J. Bioenerg., 4: 397-408.

Shneyour A, Raison JK, Smillie RM, 1973, ‘The effect of temperature of the rate of photosynthetic electron transfer in chloroplasts of chilling-sensitive and chilling-resistant plants’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 292: 152-61.

Towers NR, Kellerman GM, Raison JK, Linnane AW, 1973, ‘The biogenesis of mitochondria 29, Effects of temperature-induced phase changes in membranes on protein synthesis by mitochondria’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 299: 153-161.

Thomson WW, Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1972, ‘The induction of energized configurational changes in plant mitochondria, in vivo’, J. Bioenerg., 3: 531-538.

Towers NR, Raison JK, Kellerman GM, Linnane AW, 1972, ‘Effects of temperature-induced phase changes in membranes on protein synthesis by bound ribosomes’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 287: 301-311.

Kumamoto J, Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1971, ‘Temperature “breaks” in Arrhenius plots: a thermodynamic consequence of a phase change’, J. Theor. Biol., 31: 47-51.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1971, ‘Hibernation: alteration of mitochondrial membranes as a requisite for metabolism at low temperature’, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 68: 2092-2094.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, Mehlhorn RJ, Keith AD, 1971, ‘Temperature-induced phase changes in mitochondrial membranes detected by spin labeling’, J. Biol. Chem., 246: 4036-4040.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, Thomson WW, 1971, ‘The influence of membranes on the temperature-induced changes in the kinetics of some respiratory enzymes of mitochondria’, Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 142: 83-90.

Lyons JM, Raison JK, 1970, ‘Oxidative activity of mitochondria isolated from plant tissues sensitive and resistant to chilling injury’, Plant Physiol., 45: 386-389.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1970, ‘The influence of mitochondrial concentration and storage on the respiratory control of isolated plant mitochondria’, Plant Physiol., 45: 382-385.

Raison JK, Lyons JM, 1970, ‘A temperature-induced transition in mitochondrial oxidation: contrasts between cold and warm-blooded animals’, Comp. Biochem. Physil., 37: 404-411.

Raison JK, Smillie RM, 1969, ‘Respiratory cytochromes of Euglena gracilis’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 180: 500-508.

Raison JK, Evans WJ, 1968, ‘The enthalpy change in the hydrolysis of the phosphate esters of myo-inositol’, Biochim. Biophys. Acta., 170: 448-451.