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Chemical composition and digestibility of Trifolium exposed to elevated ozone and carbon dioxide in a free-air (FACE) fumigation system

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Muntifering, R.B.; Chappelka, A.H.; Lin, J.C.; Karnosky, D.F.; Somers, G.L.

Year Published

2006

Publication

Functional Ecology. 20: 269-275.

Abstract

Tropospheric ozone (O3) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are significant drivers of plant growth and chemical composition. We hypothesized that exposure to elevated concentrations of O3 and CO2, singly and in combination, would modify the chemical composition of Trifolium and thus alter its digestibility and nutritive quality for ruminant herbivores.

Keywords

nutritive quality;Trifolium; lignin; digestibility; ozone; carbon dioxide; FACE; climate change

Citation

Muntifering, R.B.; Chappelka, A.H.; Lin, J.C.; Karnosky, D.F.; Somers, G.L. 2006. Chemical composition and digestibility of Trifolium exposed to elevated ozone and carbon dioxide in a free-air (FACE) fumigation system. Functional Ecology. 20: 269-275.

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