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Integrating C(4) photosynthesis into C(3) crops to increase yield potential.
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PMID:  22244789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The growth rate of the human population is faster than improvements in crop yields. To feed people in the future, multiple strategies are required. One proposed approach is to raise the yield potential of C(3) crops by modifying photosynthesis to the more efficient C(4) pathway. Owing to complex changes associated with C(4) photosynthesis, it is no understatement to define this conversion as one of the Grand Challenges for Biology in the 21st Century. Here we outline the challenges of installing a C(4) system and assess how new approaches and knowledge may help achieve this goal.
Authors:
Sarah Covshoff; Julian M Hibberd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0429     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100492     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EA, UK.
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