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    Stephen Long, a professor of crop sciences and of plant biology, with his colleague, postdoctoral researcher Justin McGrath (below), used a computer model of photosynthesis to find ways to increase crop yields.

    Stephen Long, a professor of crop sciences and of plant biology, with his colleague, postdoctoral researcher Justin McGrath (below), used a computer model of photosynthesis to find ways to increase crop yields.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Stephen Long, a professor of crop sciences and of plant biology, with his colleague, postdoctoral researcher Justin McGrath (below), used a computer model of photosynthesis to find ways to increase crop yields.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Postdoctoral researcher Justin McGrath

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  • To reach Stephen Long, email slong@illinois.edu. The paper, “Can the Cyanobacterial Carbon-Concentrating Mechanism Increase Photosynthesis in Crop Species? A Theoretical Analysis,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.