International Sugar Journal

Re-engineering photorespiratory pathway increases crop yields by 40% [Registered]

Photorespiration is complex, energy-expensive operation that many plants must perform during photosynthesis and which drastically suppresses their yield potential. Researchers from the University of Illinois and US Department of Agriculture ARS (Agriculture Research Service) report in the journal Science that crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40% more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.

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Crop yields increased by 47% from stimulating photorespiration [Registered]

A new study led by researchers at the University of Essex has revealed that the output of major food crops could be increased by nearly 50% simply by boosting the production of a specific protein that is involved in photorespiration.

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