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switchgrass

see panicumvirgatum.
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This study demonstrated the important traits associated with the COMT-silenced field-grown switchgrass are an increase in cell wall accessibility for sugar release and a reduction in lignin content.
Switchgrass, another fast-growing species, has also shown promise.
5% for switchgrass, whereas hydrogen content increased by around 2% (averaged) for all blend biomass.
One-year-old switchgrass and smooth bromegrass growing in two plots (5 m long and 4 m wide) (Zhang et al.
After evaluating the different yields obtained from the two varieties, the scientists concluded that biomass producers could optimize ethanol production from their crops by planting the variety Kanlow--a lowland switchgrass type--and harvesting either at midseason or after a frost.
When the researchers gave their custom-made microbe raw switchgrass, a starter plant for ethanol production (SN: 8/1/09, p.
Two energy crops, miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), have been widely analyzed for their yields, carbon footprints, and costs of production.
David Hart's "Corn Creates Nesting Nightmare," reminded me of an article published several years ago in Audubon Society Magazine called "Grass is Greener," which suggests using switchgrass instead of corn for biofuel production.
Pathogenicity of urediniospores collected from infected leaves was evaluated on 14 to 28 day-old Alamo switchgrass established from surface disinfested seed.
But researchers at Metabolix in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are genetically engineering switchgrass to produce a biodegradable polymer that can be extracted directly from the plant.
Switchgrass can thrive if it escapes into an ecosystem with an abundant, year-round water supply, so it's best grown far from such areas.
com)-- The Chester River Association (CRA) is proud to announce the launch of “Make Every Acre Count,” a website and campaign to alert farmers in Maryland and Delaware about the potential profits and environmental benefits of planting switchgrass.