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Improving yield by exploiting mechanisms underlying natural variation of photosynthesis

Lawson, Tracy and Kramer, David M and Raines, Christine A (2012) 'Improving yield by exploiting mechanisms underlying natural variation of photosynthesis.' Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 23 (2). pp. 215-220. ISSN 0958-1669

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Increasing photosynthesis in C3 species has been identified as an approach to increase the yield of crop plants. Most of our knowledge of photosynthetic performance has come from studies in which plants were grown in controlled growth conditions but plants in natural environments have to cope with unpredictable and rapidly changing conditions. Plants adapt to the light environment in which they grow and this is demonstrated by the differences in anatomy and morphology of leaves in sun and shade leaves. Superimposed on this are the dynamic responses of plants to rapid changes in the light environment that occur throughout the day. Application of next generation sequencing (NGS), QTL analysis and innovative phenomic screening can provide information to underpin approaches for breeding of higher yielding crop plants. © 2012.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plant Leaves; Crops, Agricultural; Sunlight; Photosynthesis
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:44

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