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dc.contributor.author Macduff, James H.
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Athole H.
dc.contributor.author Abberton, Michael T.
dc.contributor.author Humphreys, Michael W.
dc.contributor.editor Rowlinson, P.
dc.contributor.editor Steele, M.
dc.contributor.editor Nefzaoui, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T10:59:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T10:59:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Macduff , J H , Marshall , A H , Abberton , M T , Humphreys , M W , Rowlinson , P (ed.) , Steele , M (ed.) & Nefzaoui , A (ed.) 2008 , ' Genetic improvement of forage crops for climate change mitigation ' Paper presented at Proceedings Livestock and Global Climate Change , Hammamet , Tunisia , 17/05/08 - 20/05/08 , pp. 60-63 . en
dc.identifier.citation conference en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 106031
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2456
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2456
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bsas.org.uk/downloads/LGCC_procdings.pdf en
dc.description Abberton, M. T., Marshall, A. H., Humphreys, M. W., Macduff, J. H. (2008). Genetic improvement of forage crops for climate change mitigation. Pp. 60-63 in: Proceedings of the Livestock and Global Climate Change Conference, Hammamet, Tunisia, 17-20 May 2008. Rowlinson, P., Steele, M., Nefzaoui, A. (Eds). RONO: DB 05225 Sponsorship: BBSRC, Defra and Germinal Holdings Ltd. en
dc.description.abstract A considerable amount of research has focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from grasslands: how they are measured and management strategies for mitigation. Similarly, there have been a number of studies on the role of grasslands in terms of carbon sequestration. However, less work has been carried out exploring ways in which genetic improvement of grassland crops can reduce emissions. In this paper we describe how grass and clover plant breeding programmes at IGER are being directed towards this aim. The main species we will consider are the major ones of temperate pastures: perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne),, white and red clover (Trifolium repens and T. pratense), and also birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). Mitigation of climate change impacts can result not only from reduced emissions but also enhanced carbon sequestration in grasslands, and we will also describe the potential for genetic improvement of forage in this respect. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Genetic improvement of forage crops for climate change mitigation en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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