High temperature effects on gas exchange for the invasive buffel grass (Pennisetum ciliare[L.] Link): Technical report

Erick De La Barrera, Alejandro E. Castellanos

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Abstract

Buffel grass was introduced to the Sonoran Desert in the mid-twentieth century, where it has aggressively invaded new areas. Given its ecological success at a place where the air temperature can approach 50°C, the effects of high air temperatures on gas exchange were studied for this species. The carbon dioxide uptake and water use efficiency were maximal at day/night air temperatures of 30/20°C for potted plants, substantially decreasing at higher temperatures until the plants died at 45/35°C. © 2007 The Authors.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)128-131
Number of pages4
JournalWeed Biology and Management
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007

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