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C2 photosynthesis: a promising route towards crop improvement?

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C2 photosynthesis : a promising route towards crop improvement? / Lundgren, Marjorie.

In: New Phytologist, Vol. 228, No. 6, 01.12.2020, p. 1734-1740.

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Lundgren M. C2 photosynthesis: a promising route towards crop improvement? New Phytologist. 2020 Dec 1;228(6):1734-1740. Epub 2020 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/nph.16494

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Lundgren, Marjorie. / C2 photosynthesis : a promising route towards crop improvement?. In: New Phytologist. 2020 ; Vol. 228, No. 6. pp. 1734-1740.

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title = "C2 photosynthesis: a promising route towards crop improvement?",
abstract = "C2 photosynthesis is a carbon concentrating mechanism that can increase net CO2 assimilation by capturing, concentrating, and re-assimilating CO2 released by photorespiration. Empirical and modelling studies indicate that C2 plants assimilate more carbon than C3 plants under high temperature, bright light, and low CO2 conditions. I argue that engineering C2 photosynthesis into C3 crops is a promising approach to improve photosynthetic performance under these, and temporally heterogeneous, environments and review the modifications that may re-create a C2 phenotype in C3 plants. While a C2 engineering program would encounter many of the same challenges faced by C4 engineering programs, the simpler leaf anatomical requirements make C2 engineering a feasible approach to improve crops in the medium term.",
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