What's it mean?
GroundCover™ Issue: 45
Genomics - the study of the expression of all genes in an organism and of attempts to unravel the function of each gene
Water-use efficiency - a water-use efficient plant can photosynthesise with minimal loss of water through pores in its leaves
Carbon isotope discrimination - the ratio of the stable isotopes of carbon in leaf samples measured in the lab with a mass spectrometer; this is a measurement of water-use efficiency
Early vigour - the early vigour trait, developed by CSIRO Plant Industry, facilitates rapid establishment of the crop.