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- Zhang, Jun, et al. Show all 20 Authors
- Global change biology 2017 v.23 no.11 pp. 4728-4738
- biomass; breeding; carbon; climate change; greenhouse gas emissions; greenhouse gases; high-yielding varieties; meta-analysis; methane; methane production; microorganisms; oxidation; oxygen; paddies; paddy soils; porosity; rice; root systems; China
- ... Breeding high‐yielding rice cultivars through increasing biomass is a key strategy to meet rising global food demands. Yet, increasing rice growth can stimulate methane (CH₄) emissions, exacerbating global climate change, as rice cultivation is a major source of this powerful greenhouse gas. Here, we show in a series of experiments that high‐yielding rice cultivars actually reduce CH₄ emissions fr ...