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Enhancing photosynthesis in plants: the light reactions

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Title: Enhancing photosynthesis in plants: the light reactions
Authors: Cardona, T
Shao, S
Nixon, PJ
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In this review, we highlight recent research and current ideas on how to improve the efficiency of the light reactions of photosynthesis in crops. We note that the efficiency of photosynthesis is a balance between how much energy is used for growth and the energy wasted or spent protecting the photosynthetic machinery from photodamage. There are reasons to be optimistic about enhancing photosynthetic efficiency, but many appealing ideas are still on the drawing board. It is envisioned that the crops of the future will be extensively genetically modified to tailor them to specific natural or artificial environmental conditions.
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2018
Date of Acceptance: 29-Jan-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/56594
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1042/EBC20170015
ISSN: 0071-1365
Publisher: Portland Press
Start Page: 85
End Page: 94
Journal / Book Title: Essays in Biochemistry
Volume: 62
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). This is an open access article published by Portland Press Limited on behalf of the Biochemical Society and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC BY).
Sponsor/Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Leverhulme Trust
Funder's Grant Number: BB/N016807/1
Keywords: antenna
biomass
efficiency
photoprotection
photosynthesis
photosystems
0601 Biochemistry And Cell Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences