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The growth response of C4 plants to rising atmospheric CO2 partial pressure: a reassessment.

Geijer, Paulina; von Caemmerer, Susanne; Ziska, L; Conroy, Jann P


Despite mounting evidence showing that C4 plants can accumulate more biomass at elevated CO2 partial pressure (p(CO2)), the underlying mechanisms of this response are still largely unclear. In this paper, we review the current state of knowledge regarding the response of C4 plants to elevated p(CO2) and discuss the likely mechanisms. We identify two main routes through which elevated p(CO2) can stimulate the growth of both well-watered and water-stressed C4 plants. First, through enhanced leaf...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.2000.00609.x


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