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Effect of elevated carbon dioxide on plant biomass and grain protein concentration differs across bread, durum and synthetic hexaploid wheat genotypes

M Thompson, D Gamage, D Ratnasekera, A Perera, A Martin, S Seneweera

Journal of Cereal Science | Elsevier | Published : 2019


© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Atmospheric carbon dioxide conditions predicted for future climates cause increases in wheat biomass, but also decreases wheat grain protein concentration. We investigated the response of grain protein concentration of wheat to elevated carbon dioxide in nineteen wheat genotypes, including five tetraploid, eleven hexaploid and three synthetic hexaploid genotypes to test whether decreased grain protein is genotype dependent and whether it is caused by biomass dilution. These were grown in ambient and elevated carbon dioxide conditions simultaneously. Shoot biomass and grain samples were taken at maturity. The grain protein concentration, grain biomass, shoot biomass and ha..

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