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Team models photosynthesis and finds room for improvement


March 3, 2014

Stephen Long Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study. The team used a computer model to simulate how adding genes from algae known as cyanobacteria might influence photosynthetic efficiency in plants. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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