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Development of genetically modified cereals adapted to the increased C02 level of the future

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  • Molekylær Genetik og Bioteknologi
  • Department of Terrestrial Ecology
  • Department of Freshwater Ecology
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WP6: Analysis of Environmental impacts (Partner DMU). The modification of barley to grow and obtain an optimal nutritional composition under elevated CO2 levels is anticipated to have environmental consequences due to both changes in plant growth and competitiveness and 10 changes in water and nitrogen assimilation efficiency affecting the nutrient cycling. The impact assessment will be performed in greenhouse facilities where CO2 levels and application of nutrients and water can be controlled. The assessment includes primary production, water and nutrient cycling and competition between crop and weeds. The tests include a comparison of conventional barley and GM-barley adapted to increased CO2 levels grown under current CO2 level and under the CO2 level expected in the future. Lysimeter and isotope techniques will be used to quantify nutrient cycling of the systems.

Grant no 3304-FVFP-09-B-004 from The Danish Food Industry Agency programme ”Future crops – application of biotechnology with special focus on genetically engineering for the benefit of the whole society”
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2013

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