Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 29–32

A new variety of Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis Anderss.): A promising source of cellulose-containing raw material

  • V. K. Shumny
  • S. G. Veprev
  • N. N. Nechiporenko
  • T. N. Goryachkovskaya
  • N. M. Slynko
  • N. A. Kolchanov
  • S. E. Peltek
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S2079059711010084

Cite this article as:
Shumny, V.K., Veprev, S.G., Nechiporenko, N.N. et al. Russ J Genet Appl Res (2011) 1: 29. doi:10.1134/S2079059711010084

Abstract

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.

Keywords

celluloseligninbiomasscellulose-containing biomassMiscanthus sinensisvegetative reproduction of plants

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Shumny
    • 1
  • S. G. Veprev
    • 1
  • N. N. Nechiporenko
    • 1
  • T. N. Goryachkovskaya
    • 1
  • N. M. Slynko
    • 1
  • N. A. Kolchanov
    • 1
  • S. E. Peltek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia