The future of crop engineering 

Photosynthesis is the process underlying all plant growth. Scientists aim to boost photosynthesis to meet the increasing global demand for food by engineering its key enzyme Rubisco. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have succeeded in producing functional plant Rubisco in a bacterium. This allows genetic engineering of the enzyme. The study could one day lead to better crop yields and plant varieties with increased water-use efficiencies or enhanced temperature resistance. The results were published in Science.

The future of crop engineering 

Photosynthesis is the process underlying all plant growth. Scientists aim to boost photosynthesis to meet the increasing global demand for food by engineering its key enzyme Rubisco. Now, researchers ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Putting the RuBisCO pieces together

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Science Now

We may now be able to engineer the most important lousy enzyme on the planet

Could boost our ability to get plants to help us control carbon emissions.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Arstechnica

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