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Novel Miscanthus genotypes selected for different drought tolerance phenotypes show enhanced tolerance across combinations of salinity and drought treatments

Stavridou, E, Webster, R and Robson, PRH Novel Miscanthus genotypes selected for different drought tolerance phenotypes show enhanced tolerance across combinations of salinity and drought treatments. Annals of Botany. ISSN 0305-7364 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Arid and saline land area is a challenging but potentially significant resource for growing biomass crops such as Miscanthus if yields are sustainable. Responses to drought and salinity sometimes overlap and selecting for drought tolerance traits may deliver tolerance against both stresses. We grew commercial Miscanthus and three selected novel types in drought, salinity and combination treatments. The Miscanthus used displayed diverse responses that may be summarised as conservative and non-conservative growth strategies. Some response mechanisms such as staying green were less competitive. Some novel Miscanthus types were more resilient than commercial Miscanthus but overall produced less biomass.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0607 Plant Biology, 0602 Ecology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2019 00:59
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10165

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