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  • Chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane also grows at lower temperatures, team finds

    U. of I. postdoctoral researcher Katarzyna Glowacka, left, crop sciences professor Erik Sacks, visiting scholar Shailendra Sharma and their colleagues found that chill-tolerant sugarcane hybrids, called miscanes, also photosynthesize at lower temperatures.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor's note: To reach Erik Sacks, call 217-333-9327; email
    To reach Katarzyna Glowacka, email

    The paper, “Can chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis in Miscanthus be transferred to sugarcane?” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau