MORE EFFICIENT PLANTS: A Consequence of Rising Atmospheric CO2?

  title={MORE EFFICIENT PLANTS: A Consequence of Rising Atmospheric CO2?},
  author={Bert G. Drake and Miquel A. Gonzalez-Meler and Steve Long},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
The primary effect of the response of plants to rising atmospheric CO2 (Ca) is to increase resource use efficiency. Elevated Ca reduces stomatal conductance and transpiration and improves water use efficiency, and at the same time it stimulates higher rates of photosynthesis and increases light-use efficiency. Acclimation of photosynthesis during long-term exposure to elevated Ca reduces key enzymes of the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle, and this increases nutrient use efficiency… Expand

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