A new variety of Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis Anderss.): A promising source of cellulose-containing raw material
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- Shumny, V.K., Veprev, S.G., Nechiporenko, N.N. et al. Russ J Genet Appl Res (2011) 1: 29. doi:10.1134/S2079059711010084
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The Far East population of Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis Anderss.) was introduced in western Siberia. A variety with an altered root system structure and long shoots with leader buds was isolated. This variety rapidly colonizes soil-forming continuous and even cover without tussocks. The yield of dry biomass, containing about 40% high quality cellulose, is 10–15 t/ha/yr under common agricultural practices.