A diagram showing three levels of ePhotosynthesis from metabolic kinetics, to leaf-level to canopy microclimate and growth and the importance of modeling each factor in these three steps.

Connecting detailed photosynthetic kinetics to crop growth and yield: a coupled modelling framework

Yufeng He, Yu Wang, Douglas Friedel, Meagan Lang, Megan Matthews

in silico Plants
DOI: 10.1093/insilicoplants/diae009

A zoomed in picture of a green stalk of rice.

Multiplexed CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis of rice PSBS1 non-coding sequences for transgene-free overexpression

Dhruc Patel-Tupper, Armen Kelikian, Anna Leipertz, Nina Maryn, Michelle Tjahjadi, Nicholad G. Karavolias, Myeong-Je Cho, Kris Niyogi

Science Advances

The predicted molecular structure of the mutant form of BCT1 the researchers evolved for function in plants. Each color represents a subunit of the four-component pumping system. The mutant form has fused the blue-colored subunits and enabled the pump to work without the need to switch it 'on’. Figure generated by Loraine Rourke, ANU.

Engineering the cyanobacterial ATP-driven BCT1 bicarbonate transporter for functional targeting to C3 plant chloroplasts

Sarah Rottet, Loraine Rourke, Isaiah Pabuayon, Su Yin Phua, Suyan Yee, Hiruni Weerasooriya, Xiaozhuo Wang, Himanshu Mehra, Nghiem Nguyen, Benedict Long, James Moroney, Dean Price

Journal of Experimental Botany

A man and a woman smile at the camera while standing among rows of young, green plants.

Greater mesophyll conductance and leaf photosynthesis in the field through modified cell wall porosity and thickness via AtCGR3 expression in tobacco

Coralie Salesse-Smith, Ed Lochocki, Lynn Doran, Ben Haas, Sam Stutz, Steve Long

Plant Biotechnology Journal
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.14364

Multiple petri dishes with parts of a green plant in them in a refrigerator.

Carbonic anhydrases in the cell wall and plasma membrane of Arabidopsis thaliana are required for optimal plant growth on low CO2

Hiruni Weerasooriya, David Longstreth, Robert DiMario, Viviana Rosati, Brittany Cassel, Jim Moroney

Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences

A drawing outlining the diffusion of H2) and CO2 inside of a leaf.

A guide to photosynthetic gas exchange measurements: Fundamental principles, best practice and potential pitfalls

Florian Busch, Lisa Ainsworth, Anna Amtmann, Amanda Cavanagh, Steven Driever, John Ferguson, Johannes Kromdijk, Tracy Lawson, Andrew Leakey, Jack Matthews, Katherine Meacham-Hensold, Richard Vath, Silvere Vialet-Chabrand, Berkley Walker, Maria Papanatsiou

Plant, Cell & Environment

Young Cho kneels surrounded by plants in a field trial

Reducing chlorophyll levels in seed-filling stages results in higher seed nitrogen without impacting canopy carbon assimilation

Young B. Cho, Ryan A. Boyd, Yudong Ren, Moon-Sub Lee, Sarah I. Jones, Ursula M. Ruiz-Vera, Justin M. McGrath, Michael D. Masters, Donald R. Ort

Plant, Cell & Environment