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Wheat genomics: Seeds of C4 photosynthesis

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A recent survey of transcript abundance in wheat grains found accumulation of mRNAs encoding key enzymes of C4 photosynthesis. However, this is not the same as showing that the C4 pathway operates in these tissues.

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Hibberd, J., Furbank, R. Wheat genomics: Seeds of C4 photosynthesis. Nature Plants 2, 16172 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.172

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