Turning problems into opportunities: photorespiration for improved plant metabolism.

Plant biology: Publication in PNAS

In the quest for more sustainable agriculture, improved crops with reduced photorespiration, a highly energy-consuming process, hold enormous potential. Researchers from the EU-funded Gain4Crops project have now succeeded in developing a solution that connects photorespiration and C4 metabolism, two of the main targets for improving crop yield. This first proof of concept opens the door to plants with enhanced productivity and reduced consumption of resources.

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