The Development of C4 Rice: Current Progress and Future Challenges

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Science  29 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6089, pp. 1671-1672
DOI: 10.1126/science.1220177

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Another “green revolution” is needed for crop yields to meet demands for food. The international C4 Rice Consortium is working toward introducing a higher-capacity photosynthetic mechanism—the C4 pathway—into rice to increase yield. The goal is to identify the genes necessary to install C4 photosynthesis in rice through different approaches, including genomic and transcriptional sequence comparisons and mutant screening.

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