You might wish to look up the following
articles for information on heat generation in
Seymour R.S. 1997- Scientific American
276: (#3) 104-109
"Plants that warm themselves"
a nice review of the topic,
Breidenbach R.W., M.J. Saxton, L.D. Hansen,
R.S. Criddle 1997- Plant Physiology
"Heat generation and dissipation in
A review of the state of knowledge.
A bit more in depth than the first.
Hope this helps people find some specifics on
Scott T. Meissner
Division of Science and Mathematics
701 College Road, McKendree College
Lebanon, IL 62254
e-mail: smeissne at atlas.mckendree.edu