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Fast-Tracked Photosynthesis

We have previously written on the topic of increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis as a possible method of increasing crop growth and yield. By swapping out the predominant C3 photosynthesis system with the superior C4 system, it was estimated that rice and wheat yields could increase by 50%. 625 more words

Food Production

I love studying plant science

Plant science isn’t the most standard undergraduate degree in the world. You never hear 5 year olds saying “I really want to be a plant scientist when I grow up”. 671 more words

camerontout reblogged this on LEGUME LABORATORY and commented:

We love this post from Alice Rose Foxall on why she loves studying plant science. Keep up the great work and enthusiasm!

Where are my Ag Nanotech Devices?

An opinion piece in Nanotoday titled ‘Agricultural Nanotechnologies: What are the current possibilities?” looked at what nanotech products have been developed and tested successfully at either small scale or at the research and development stage and questioned why we aren’t seeing more nanotech being applied to our field of endeavour. 196 more words

Food Production

Simulating Growing Food on Mars

We’ve previously written about the challenges presented by trying to grow crops in Mars like conditions. What we discover from these challenges have the potential to increase our growing potential on earth as well as prepare for the possibility of living on another planet. 510 more words

Food Production

Selecting Seed based on Need

A great initiative started in Africa is trialling varieties of soybean crops to determine what cultivar will provide the greatest yield given the conditions peculiar to the particular area. 43 more words

Food Production

Boosting Plant Immunity with CRISPR/Cas 9

Following on from last week’s repost of a piece written by Meristem Journeys on the use of CRISPR technology to assist plants without implanting additional DNA, a Research Highlight appeared in the… 535 more words

Food Production

Genetic modification with a twist!

DNA editing has always been a controversial topic, with many countries around the globe, particularly in Europe, refusing to grow or import crops that have been genetically modified. 845 more words

Biology

camerontout reblogged this on LEGUME LABORATORY and commented:

Meristem Journeys has clearly and brilliantly described the use of CRISPR technology to improve plant genomes without inserting additional DNA as described in recent Nature article. Meristem Journeys' blog post and the article itself are well worth a read.