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    Rights statement: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Experimental Botany following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Marco Betti, Hermann Bauwe, Florian A. Busch, Alisdair R. Fernie, Olivier Keech, Myles Levey, Donald R. Ort, Martin A. J. Parry, Rowan Sage, Stefan Timm, Berkley Walker, and Andreas P. M. Weber Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity: recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement J. Exp. Bot. (2016) 67 (10): 2977-2988 first published online March 7, 2016 doi:10.1093/jxb/erw076 is available online at: http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/10/2977

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Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity: recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement

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  • Marco Betti
  • Hermann Bauwe
  • Florian A. Busch
  • Alisdair R. Fernie
  • Olivier Keech
  • Myles Levey
  • Donald R. Ort
  • Martin Afan John Parry
  • Rowan Sage
  • Stefan Timm
  • Berkley Walker
  • Andreas P. M. Weber
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Experimental Botany
Issue number10
Volume67
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)2977-2988
Publication statusPublished
Early online date7/03/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Recycling of the 2-phosphoglycolate generated by the oxygenase reaction of Rubisco requires a complex and energy-consuming set of reactions collectively known as the photorespiratory cycle. Several approaches aimed at reducing the rates of photorespiratory energy or carbon loss have been proposed, based either on screening for natural variation or by means of genetic engineering. Recent work indicates that plant yield can be substantially improved by the alteration of photorespiratory fluxes or by engineering artificial bypasses to photorespiration. However, there is
also evidence indicating that, under certain environmental and/or nutritional conditions, reduced photorespiratory capacity may be detrimental to plant performance. Here we summarize recent advances obtained in photorespiratory engineering and discuss prospects for these advances to be transferred to major crops to help address the globally increasing demand for food and biomass production.

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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Experimental Botany following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Marco Betti, Hermann Bauwe, Florian A. Busch, Alisdair R. Fernie, Olivier Keech, Myles Levey, Donald R. Ort, Martin A. J. Parry, Rowan Sage, Stefan Timm, Berkley Walker, and Andreas P. M. Weber Manipulating photorespiration to increase plant productivity: recent advances and perspectives for crop improvement J. Exp. Bot. (2016) 67 (10): 2977-2988 first published online March 7, 2016 doi:10.1093/jxb/erw076 is available online at: http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/10/2977