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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 95-99
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2008.95.99
 
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Clipping Effects on the Growth Variation, Water Use Efficiency and Photosynthetic Activity in Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) Poaceae
M. Issoufou, M. Zaman Allah, A. Ferchichi and E. Ferjani

Abstract:
Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) growth, biomass allocation to root and shoot, water use efficiency and photosynthetic activity were measured in response to two defoliation heights (5 and 3 cm). Results showed that plants clipped at 5 cm showed a significant increase of diameter and water use efficiency as well as higher leaf water potential with a subsequent increase of stomatal conductance and photosynthetic activity. On the other hand, plants clipped at 3 cm presented an increase in photosynthetic activity parameters but a significant decrease in all growth parameters and water use efficiency.
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M. Issoufou, M. Zaman Allah, A. Ferchichi and E. Ferjani, 2008. Clipping Effects on the Growth Variation, Water Use Efficiency and Photosynthetic Activity in Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) Poaceae . Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 7: 95-99.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2008.95.99

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2008.95.99

 
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