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  • Scientists tweak photosynthesis to boost crop yield

    As computer models predicted, genetically modified plants are better able to make use of the limited sunlight available when their leaves go into the shade, researchers report.

    Graphic by Julie McMahon

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Stephen Long, call 217-417-2991; email slong@illinois.edu.
    To reach Katarzyna Glowacka, email kglowack@illinois.edu
    To reach Johannes Kromdijk, email kromdijk@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Improving photosynthesis and crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photoprotection” is available from scipak@aaas.org.