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Creation and Evaluation of Novel Cold Tolerant Miscanthus Hybrids

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Among potential bioenergy crops in Europe, miscanthus has previously been found to have high biomass production (Heaton et al. 2004 ). As a C 4 plant, miscanthus has high water- and nitrogen-use effi ciencies (Lewandowski et al. 2000 ) securing high productivity from low inputs. However, C 4 photosynthesis also leads to a limitation of growth caused by low temperatures in spring (Naidu et al. 2003 ). Still, C 4 photosynthesis is not inherently limited to warm climates (Long and Spence 2013 ) as
experiments have shown that Miscanthus × giganteus was very productive in countries with a cooler climate such as Britain at 52°N (Beale and Long 1995 ).
Furthermore, experiments in China demonstrated that miscanthus has a high potential to grow at sites that are colder than their native habitats (Yan et al. 2012 ).
TitelPerrenial Biomass Crops for a Resource-Constrained World
RedaktørerSusanne Barth, Donal Murphy-Bokern, Olena Kalinina, Gail Taylor, Michael Jones
ForlagSpringer Publishing Company
ISBN (trykt)978-3-319-44529-8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-44530-4
StatusUdgivet - 2016


  • Tall Fescue, Reed canary grass, Festuca arundinacea, Phalaris arundinacea, Fertilization, N, P, K, Biomass yield, N uptake, N balance, Marginal land, Persistence

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