The Response of Peanut Plants to Changes in Climate and Atmospheric C02

By | September 2, 2015


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Nearly all agricultural crops respond to increases in the air’s CO2 content by displaying enhanced rates of photosynthesis and biomass production. In this brief summary, we review the results of some of the studies that have evaluated these effects and the effects of climate-model predicted changes in air temperature, precipitation and ozone pollution on peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) plants.