18 November 2016
Vol 354, Issue 6314

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COVER Soybean plants at sunset. Leaves protect themselves against too much sunlight by dissipating excess absorbed energy as heat. When leaves are suddenly shaded by clouds or other leaves, this photoprotective dissipation continues for many minutes, although the energy could be used for photosynthesis. By accelerating the recovery from photoprotection, Kromdijk et al. increased productivity in a field crop. See pages 816 and 857.
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