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Phytosequestration: Carbon Biosequestration by Plants and the Prospects of Genetic Engineering

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Jansson, Christer, Wullschleger, Stan D, Kalluri, Udaya C, and Tuskan, Gerald A, Phytosequestration: Carbon Biosequestration by Plants and the Prospects of Genetic Engineering: .

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Photosynthetic assimilation of atmospheric carbon dioxide by land plants offers the underpinnings for terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration. A proportion of the C captured in plant biomass is partitioned to roots, where it enters the pools of soil organic C and soil inorganic C and can be sequestered for millennia. Bioenergy crops serve the dual role of providing biofuel that offsets fossil-fuel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequestering C in the soil through extensive root systems. Carbon captured in plant biomass can also contribute to C sequestration through the deliberate addition of biochar to soil, wood burial, or the use of durable plant products. Increasing our understanding of plant, microbial, and soil biology, and harnessing [...]

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