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This is a practical report following four experiments on acclimation and competition strategies in plants. The methods include the use of biochemistry to explore plant adaptation. 1. Potassium cations produced as allelochemicals by Lepidium sativum cause hypocotyl elongation in Amaranthus caudatus as a competition strategy. 2. Resistance to desiccation thanks to water retainment in succulent Kalanchoe compared to other plant tissue. 3. Accumulation of proline and other compatible solutes as acclimation to drought in barley leaves. 4. Mesophyll palisade layers, leaf thickness and carotenoid absorbance differences as acclimation for sunlight availability in Ligustrum ovalifolium.

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