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Exploiting the potential of plants with crassulacean acid metabolism for bioenergy production on marginal lands.

Abstract:

Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a photosynthetic adaptation that facilitates the uptake of CO(2) at night and thereby optimizes the water-use efficiency of carbon assimilation in plants growing in arid habitats. A number of CAM species have been exploited agronomically in marginal habitats, displaying annual above-ground productivities comparable with those of the most water-use efficient C(3) or C(4) crops but with only 20% of the water required for cultivation. Such attributes highlig...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/jxb/erp118

Authors


Borland, AM More by this author
Griffiths, H More by this author
Hartwell, J More by this author
Volume:
60
Issue:
10
Pages:
2879-2896
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1460-2431
ISSN:
0022-0957
URN:
uuid:a3b9eeb4-b2f2-49f7-9e2c-45f12bdd878a
Source identifiers:
50230
Local pid:
pubs:50230

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