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The Impact of Elevated CO2 and High Temperature on the Nutritional Quality of Fruits – A Short Review

Said Ajlouni, Saman Seneweera, Kithsiri Dassanayake, Himali Balasooriya

American Journal of Agricultural Research | eSciPub LLC | Published : 2019


Fruits are essential components of modern diet. Fruit nutrients provide important benefits to human in various ways for better health. Phytochemicals in fruit vary in quality and quantity depending mainly on fruit species and cultivar. Additionally, these phytonutrients can also be affected by different environmental factors including atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and temperature. The current changes and the continuous anticipated increase in the CO2 concentrations and temperature in the atmosphere has become a major challenge in crop production. The literature is rich with investigations of individual and combination effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on growth, development and yie..

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