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Latitudinal and longitudinal adaptation of switchgrass populations

Author(s): M. D. Casler, K. P. Vogel, C. M. Taliaferro, N. J. Ehlke, J. D. Berdahl, E. C. Brummer, R. L. Kallenbach, C. P. West and R. B. M

Month: Nov-Dec
Year: 2007

Journal: Crop Science
Volume: 47
Issue: 6
Pages: 2249-2260

Article Topic(s): Ecotype,Human Use,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Agricultural

Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),

Abstract

Six populations of Panicum virgatum from across the USA were used to look for latitudinal and longitudinal gradients in growth characteristics relevant to biomass production. Populations were grown in 12 common gardens at various latitudes and longitudes. Longitude was not found to have a significant affect on responses. Latitude of populations had a significant affect and was dependent upon the location of the common garden. The authors suggest that source populations should not be moved more than 1 hardiness zone when being used for conservation, restoration or biomass applications.

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M. D. Casler, K. P. Vogel, C. M. Taliaferro, N. J. Ehlke, J. D. Berdahl, E. C. Brummer, R. L. Kallenbach, C. P. West and R. B. Mitchell. "Latitudinal and longitudinal adaptation of switchgrass populations." Crop Science 47.6 (2007): 2249-2260.

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ISSN: 0011-183X
DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2006.12.0780

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