Giant reed is a photosynthetic outlier, study finds

Arundo donax, a giant reed that grows in the Mediterranean climate zones of the world, isn’t like other prolific warm-weather grasses, researchers report.

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Report: Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050

Using high-performance computing and genetic engineering to boost the photosynthetic efficiency of plants offers the best hope of increasing crop yields enough to feed a planet expected to have 9.5 billion people on it by 2050, researchers report in the journal Cell.

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A protein “chaperone” that is key to achieving enhanced crop yield

Australian scientists have found a way to improve production of an enzyme essential to plant growth. The discovery advances efforts to improve global food security that aim to increase the yields of some of our most important staple crops, such as wheat, cotton and rice.

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Illinois Study May Improve Rice Productivity

Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent.

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Computer Model Amounts to a Lot More Than a Hill of Beans

Crops that produce more while using less water seem like a dream for a world with a burgeoning population and already strained food and water resources.

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Team Models Photosynthesis and Finds Room for Improvement

Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent.

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University of Illinois to Improve Crop Yield

Project aims to increase photosynthetic efficiency for sustainable yield increase.

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