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Title: Physiological aspects of the response to elevated CO₂ in lentils (Lens culinaris Medic)
Author: Rabah Nasser, Rima
ISNI:       0000 0001 3439 8799
Awarding Body: University of Plymouth
Current Institution: University of Plymouth
Date of Award: 2009
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This study examined the effects of elevated CO2 and its interaction with drought and nitrogen fertilizer on the growth, production and nodulation of the leguminous crop lentil (Lens culinaris Medic) cultivars ILL7979 and ILL6994 (Idlib 3). Plants were grown under ambient and elevated CO2 at full and limited irrigation conditions in both open top chambers, which were later proven to be unreliable because of CO2 leakage, and tightly sealed and ventilated chambers which were reliable. Destructive harvests at anthesis and at maturity were conducted and results from sealed chambers at maturity showed that above ground dry weight was increased by an average of 12% under elevated CO2, but this increase was not statistically significant.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Damascus University, Syria ; Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Lentils, Elevated CO2, Nodulation, Drought