A Review of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Effects on Plant Growth and Water Relations: Implications for Horticulture

  title={A Review of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Effects on Plant Growth and Water Relations: Implications for Horticulture},
  author={S. Prior and G. Runion and S. Marble and H. Rogers and C. Gilliam and H. Torbert},
Empirical records provide incontestable evidence for the global rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the earth's atmosphere. Plant growth can be stimulated by elevation of CO2; photosynthesis increases and economic yield is often enhanced. The application of more CO2 can increase plant water use efficiency and result in less water use. After reviewing the available CO2 literature, we offer a series of priority targets for future research, including: 1) a need to breed or screen… Expand
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