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dc.contributor.author Loka, Dimitra
dc.contributor.author Harper, John
dc.contributor.author Humphreys, Michael
dc.contributor.author Gasior, Dagmara
dc.contributor.author Jones, Dylan
dc.contributor.author Scullion, John
dc.contributor.author Doonan, John
dc.contributor.author Kingston-Smith, Alison
dc.contributor.author Dodd, Rosalind
dc.contributor.author Wang, Jinyang
dc.contributor.author Chadwick, David R.
dc.contributor.author Hill, Paul
dc.contributor.author Jones, Davey L.
dc.contributor.author Mills, Gina
dc.contributor.author Hayes, Felicity
dc.contributor.author Robinson, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-07T19:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-07T19:33:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-07
dc.identifier.citation Loka , D , Harper , J , Humphreys , M , Gasior , D , Jones , D , Scullion , J , Doonan , J , Kingston-Smith , A , Dodd , R , Wang , J , Chadwick , D R , Hill , P , Jones , D L , Mills , G , Hayes , F & Robinson , D 2018 , ' Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: : A review ' Food and Energy Security . DOI: 10.1002/fes3.152 en
dc.identifier.issn 2048-3694
dc.identifier.other PURE: 28041735
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 24ba36f5-dd00-47b6-b398-a7035f2f3b95
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85054561618
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/47076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/47076
dc.description.abstract Grasslands cover more than 70% of the world's agricultural land playing a pivotal role in global food security, economy, and ecology due to their flexibility and functionality. Climate change, characterized by changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and by increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, is anticipated to increase both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as drought, heat waves, and flooding. Potentially, climate change could severely compromise future forage crop production and should be considered a direct threat to food security. This review aimed to summarize our current understanding of the physiological and metabolic responses of temperate grasses to those abiotic stresses associated with climate change. Primarily, substantial decreases in photosynthetic rates of cool‐season grasses occur as a result of high temperatures, water‐deficit or water‐excess, and elevated ozone, but not CO2 concentrations. Those decreases are usually attributed to stomatal and non‐stomatal limitations. Additionally, while membrane instability and reactive oxygen species production was a common feature of the abiotic stress response, total antioxidant capacity showed a stress‐specific response. Furthermore, climate change‐related stresses altered carbohydrate partitioning, with implications for biomass production. While water‐deficit stress, increased CO2, and ozone concentrations resulted in higher carbohydrate content, the opposite occurred under conditions of heat stress and flooding. The extent of damage is greatly dependent on location, as well as the type and intensity of stress. Fortunately, temperate forage grass species are highly heterogeneous. Consequently, through intra‐ and in particular inter‐specific plant hybridization (e.g., Festuca x Lolium hybrids) new opportunities are available to harness, within single genotypes, gene combinations capable of combating climate change en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Food and Energy Security en
dc.rights en
dc.subject abiotic stresses en
dc.subject climate change en
dc.subject cool-season grasses en
dc.subject metabolism en
dc.subject physiology en
dc.title Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: : A review en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.152
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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