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Fifty years of C4 photosynthesis


Half a century after the discovery of a plant photosynthetic pathway termed C4, researchers are working to engineer this efficient pathway into crops such as rice to maintain food security.

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Hibberd, J., Furbank, R. Fifty years of C4 photosynthesis. Nature 538, 177–179 (2016).

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