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Towards turbocharged photosynthesis

The development of tobacco plants that are genetically engineered to produce a more efficient form of Rubisco, an enzyme involved in photosynthesis, marks a step towards increasing crop yields. See Letter p.547

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Figure 1: A proposed method for improving photosynthesis in crops.

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Price, G., Howitt, S. Towards turbocharged photosynthesis. Nature 513, 497–498 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13749

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