Janette Bessembinder

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A new set of climate change scenarios for 2050 for the Netherlands was produced recently. The scenarios span a wide range of possible future climate conditions, and include climate variables that are of interest to a broad user community. The scenario values are constructed by combining output from an ensemble of recent General Climate Model (GCM)(More)
Four Indonesian and two Latin-American cassava genotypes (Manihot esculenta Crantz), were evaluated for their ability to develop somatic embryos from young leaf lobes. All genotypes formed somatic embryos but they differed in the frequency of embryos induced. The best genotypes, M. Col 22 and Tjurug, produced germinating embryos (GE) on 81% (22.1 GE/initial(More)
The storage of a clone ofColocasia esculenta at 28/24°C over a 12-h photoperiod in the absence of mannitol, was not feasible with transfer intervals of more than eight months. Mannitol had a positive effect on survival at this temperature, but caused abnormalities at high concentrations. At 9°C in total darkness,C. esculenta could be stored for more than(More)
Introduction The recently presented Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) from Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been received with great interest by stakeholders in many sectors of modern society where climate change may have serious consequences. One means of dealing with the inevitable uncertainty of future climate is(More)
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