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Title: Can chilling tolerance of C 4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus be transferred to sugarcane?

Our goal is to investigate whether chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus can be transferred to sugarcane by hybridization. Net leaf CO2 uptake (Asat) and we measured the maximum operating efficiency of photosystem II (ФPSII) in warm conditions (25 °C/20 °C), and then during and following a chilling treatment of 10 °C/5 °C for 11 day in controlled environment chambers.
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  1. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Inst. for Genomics Biology; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan (Poland). Inst. of Plant Genetics
  2. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Inst. for Genomics Biology
  3. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA-ARS)., Canal Point, FL (United States). Agricultural Research Service
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Journal Name:
Global Change Biology. Bioenergy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1757-1693
Research Org:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; bioenergy crop; chilling; cold tolerance; miscane; Miscanthus x giganteus; photosynthesis; plant breeding; Saccharum officinarum; sugarcane