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Carbon Assimilation, Biomass Partitioning and Productivity in Grasses

Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba 305-8572, Japan
Academic Editor: Cory Matthew
Agriculture 2015, 5(4), 1116-1134; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5041116
Received: 10 September 2015 / Revised: 28 October 2015 / Accepted: 29 October 2015 / Published: 10 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Forage Plant Ecophysiology)
Plant growth correlates with net carbon gain on a whole plant basis. Over the last several decades, the driving factors shaping plant morphology and performance have become increasingly clear. This review seeks to explore the importance of these factors for grass performance. Briefly, these fall into factors influencing photosynthetic rates directly, competition between plants in a canopy, and nutrient status and availability. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon; nitrogen; biomass partitioning; shoot-root allocation carbon; nitrogen; biomass partitioning; shoot-root allocation
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Irving, L.J. Carbon Assimilation, Biomass Partitioning and Productivity in Grasses. Agriculture 2015, 5, 1116-1134.

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