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- Stipa grandis P. Smirn. is a C3 perennial bunchgrass that is distributed widely in eastern Eurasian steppes and the middle Eurasian steppe zone. 
- This species is dominant in the typical steppe of the Xilingole Plateau of Inner Mongolia. 
- The S. grandis steppe acts as a natural green barrier and plays an important role in sandstorm prevention.
- Common Name: Stipa grandis
- NCBI Taxonomy
- Wu JB, Gao YB, Bao XY, Gao H, Jia MQ, Li J, Zhao NX. Genetic variation among Stipa grandis P. Smirn populations with different durations of fencing in the Inner Mongolian Steppe. The Rangeland Journal. 2010 Dec 17;32(4):427-34.
- Song X, Wang Y, Lv X. Responses of plant biomass, photosynthesis and lipid peroxidation to warming and precipitation change in two dominant species (Stipa grandis and Leymus chinensis) from North China Grasslands. Ecol Evol. 2016 Feb 20;6(6):1871-82.
- Zhao NX, Gao YB, Wang JL, Ren AZ. Population structure and genetic diversity of Stipa grandis P. Smirn, a dominant species in the typical steppe of northern China. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 2008 Jan 31;36(1):1-0.
- Wan D, Wan Y, Yang Q, Zou B, Ren W, Ding Y, Wang Z, Wang R, Wang K, Hou X. Selection of Reference Genes for qRT-PCR Analysis of Gene Expression in Stipa grandis during Environmental Stresses. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 5;12(1):e0169465.