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Changes in Nutritional Value of Cyanogenic Trifolium Repens Grown at Elevated Atmospheric CO2

Gleadow, Roslyn M; Edwards, Everard; Evans, John


Global food security in a changing climate depends on both the nutritive value of staple crops as well as their yields. Here, we examined the direct effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide on the toxicity of the important pasture crop, Trifolium repens L. (clover). Shoots of T. repens contain cyanogenic glycosides that break down to release toxic hydrogen cyanide when damaged. The ability of animals to tolerate cyanogenic compounds is dependent, in part, on their overall protein intake. We grew T....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-009-9617-5


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