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Physiology & Ecophysiology

Thomas, David [1].

Cell Wall Composition and Whole Plant level Implications of Functional Trait Variation in Panicum virgatum Due to Genotype by Environment Interactions.

Lowland Switchgrass grown in northern latitudes of North America delay flowering and produce higher yields. It is desirable to have plants that delay or never flower and continue vegetative growth for the entire growing season instead of allocating resources to the production of flowers and seeds. Switchgrass can be propagated by division and therefore does not need to produce seed for new plants. Internode cellular architecture is important for optimal plant functioning. In particular, cortical sclerenchyma provides strength to grass tillers. Additionally, cell walls serve as a carbon sink during growth and allocation. Different cellular composition and cell type concentrations in milled biomass affect the degree of recalcitrance during biofuel production. The lowland genotype AP13 grown in northern and southern latitudes show different cellular architecture. Resource allocation toward different plant tissues during plant growth affects the development of various tissues and overall plant success.

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1 - University of Oklahoma, Microbiology and Plant Biology, 770 Van Vleet Oval, 136 George Lynn Cross Hall, Norman, OK, 73019, USA

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Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Physiology & Ecophysiology
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PPE009
Abstract ID:512
Candidate for Awards:None

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