Genetic mitigation strategies to tackle agricultural GHG emissions: The case for biological nitrification inhibition technology

Subbarao, G V and Arango, J and Masahiro, K and Hooper, A M and Yoshihashi, T and Ando, Y and Nakahara, K and Deshpande, S and Ortiz-Monasterio, I and Ishitani, M and Peters, M and Chirinda, N and Wollenberg, L and Lata, J C and Gerard, B and Tobita, S and Rao, I M and Braun, H J and Kommerell, V and Tohme, J and Iwanaga, M (2017) Genetic mitigation strategies to tackle agricultural GHG emissions: The case for biological nitrification inhibition technology. Plant Science, 262. pp. 165-168. ISSN 01689452

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Accelerated soil-nitrifier activity and rapid nitrification are the cause of declining nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE) and enhanced nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from farming. Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) is the ability of certain plant roots to suppress soil-nitrifier activity, through production and release of nitrification inhibitors. The power of phytochemicals with BNI-function needs to be harnessed to control soil-nitrifier activity and improve nitrogen-cycling in agricultural systems. Transformative biological technologies designed for genetic mitigation are needed, so that BNI-enabled crop-livestock and cropping systems can rein in soil-nitrifier activity, to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and globally make farming nitrogen efficient and less harmful to environment. This will reinforce the adaptation or mitigation impact of other climate-smart agriculture technologies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions, Nitrification, Nitrification inhibitors, Biological nitrification inhibition, N2O emissions, Global warming, Genetic mitigation strategies, Low-nitrifying production systems, Breeding nitrogen efficiency, Sustainability, Production systems, Wheat, Sorghum, Brachiaria pastures, Agro-pastoral systems, Paris climate agreement, Greenhouse gas, Nitrogen efficient, Biological technologies
Subjects: Others > Genetic Engineering
Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Cereals
Others > Sustainable Agriculture
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Wheat
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:01
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