The agricultural potential of selected C4 plants in arid environments.

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Show simple item record Miller, TE Soho Wing, J Huete, AR 2011-02-07T06:20:44Z 1984
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Arid Environments, 1984, 7 (3), pp. 275 - 286
dc.identifier.issn 0140-1963
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Germination responses of Amaranthus hypochondriacus, A. retroflexus and Portulaca oleracea to both temperature and moisture were determined in growth chambers and contrasted with the response of 2 C3 species, Beta vulgaris var. cicla and Chenopodium album. The C4 species had higher germination percentages over the entire range of temperatures studied. Differences in photosynthetic pathway had no effect on moisture requirements for germination. Dry weight yields increased linearly with soil moisture for both the C4 and the C3 species, but the water-use efficiencies of the C4 species were higher at all watering levels investigated. The photosynthetic pathway of each species had no apparent effect on its productivity in relation to soil salinity. The nutritional standing qualities except for consistently high lysine contents. No advantage was found for C4 plants grown in saline soil. -from Authors
dc.language eng
dc.title The agricultural potential of selected C4 plants in arid environments.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Arid Environments
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 275 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 286 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 108636
dc.percentage 100 en_US Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - C3
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