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Improving carbon fixation pathways.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22647231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A recent resurgence in basic and applied research on photosynthesis has been driven in part by recognition that fulfilling future food and energy requirements will necessitate improvements in crop carbon-fixation efficiencies. Photosynthesis in traditional terrestrial crops is being reexamined in light of molecular strategies employed by photosynthetic microbes to enhance the activity of the Calvin cycle. Synthetic biology is well-situated to provide original approaches for compartmentalizing and enhancing photosynthetic reactions in a species independent manner. Furthermore, the elucidation of alternative carbon-fixation routes distinct from the Calvin cycle raises possibilities that novel pathways and organisms can be utilized to fix atmospheric carbon dioxide into useful materials.
Authors:
Daniel C Ducat; Pamela A Silver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2012-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in chemical biology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1879-0402     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Chem Biol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-21     Completed Date:  2012-12-20     Revised Date:  2013-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9811312     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Chem Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carbon Cycle / genetics*
Genetic Engineering / methods*
Photosynthesis / genetics
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
F32 GM093516/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; F32GM093516/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS
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