International Sugar Journal

Boosting crop productivity by engineering the carbon-concentrating mechanism in the photosynthesis machinery [Full subscriber]

Researchers at Princeton University and Northwestern University provide a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. The algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii contain an organelle called the pyrenoid that speeds up the conversion of carbon, which the algae absorb from the air, into a form that the organisms can use for growth.

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