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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING LIMITED IRRIGATION AND RAINFALL FOR CROP PRODUCTION IN SEMI-ARID ENVIRONMENTS

Location: Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research

Title: Assessment of DNA damage as a tool to measure UV-B tolerance in soybean lines differing in foliar flavonoid composition

Authors
item Sullivan, Joe - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
item Pope, Linda - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
item Sutherland, Betsy - BROOKHAVEN NAT'L LABORATO
item Bennet, Paula - BROOKHAVEN NAT'L LABORATO
item Blum, James - UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA
item Stapletont, Anne - UNIV OF TENN CHATTANOOGA
item Gitz, Dennis

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 3, 2009
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Citation: Sullivan, J., Pope, L., Sutherland, B., Bennet, P., Blum, J., Stapletont, A., Gitz, D.C. 2009. Assessment of DNA damage as a tool to measure UV-B tolerance in soybean lines differing in foliar flavonoid composition. In: Gao, W., Smoltz, D., Slusser, J., editors. UV Radiation in Global Change: Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems. Spring-Verlag New York: Isinghua University Press. p. 437-457.

Interpretive Summary: Continued stratospheric ozone depletion and the resultant increase in ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) raises a concern for a potential decrease in crop yields and impacts on agricultural and natural ecosystems. Although the implementation of regulations that minimize inputs of chlorofluorocarbons into the stratosphere is resulting in recovery of the ozone layer, there is still uncertainty about the stability of future ozone levels (WMO 2003). For example, the link between global warming and ozone depletion is not fully understood and warrants further investigation.

Technical Abstract: Continued stratospheric ozone depletion and the resultant increase in ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) raises a concern for a potential decrease in crop yields and impacts on agricultural and natural ecosystems. Although the implementation of regulations that minimize inputs of chlorofluorocarbons into the stratosphere is resulting in recovery of the ozone layer, there is still uncertainty about the stability of future ozone levels (WMO 2003). For example, the link between global warming and ozone depletion is not fully understood and warrants further investigation.

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