Does greater leaf-level photosynthesis explain the larger solar energy conversion efficiency of Miscanthus relative to switchgrass?
Plant Cell Environ. 2009 Nov; 32(11):1525-37
Dohleman FG, Heaton EA, Leakey AD, Long SP. Plant Cell Environ. 2009 Nov; 32(11):1525-37
Seasonality leads to an annual cycle of senescence, whereas perennial grasses, such as Miscanthus, mobilize mineral nutrients and carbohydrates from the stem and leaves to rhizomes at the end of the growing season. This article reports that harvest of Miscanthus biomass during the winter months allows relatively high retention of...
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