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  • Not just CO2: Rising temperatures also alter photosynthesis in a changing climate

    Photo of three researchers standing in a field of sorghum.

    From left, Caitlin Moore, Carl Bernacchi, Katherine Meacham-Hensold and their colleagues review how rising temperatures affect photosynthesis in plants and how scientists are addressing the challenges.

    Photo by Claire Benjamin/RIPE project


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  • Editor’s notes

    Cavanagh and Bernacchi are affiliates of the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency project at the U. of I. Moore also is an affiliate of the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation at Illinois. Bernacchi is a research plant physiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

    To reach Carl Bernacchi, email
    To reach Amanda Cavanagh, email
    To reach Caitlin Moore, email

    The paper “The effect of increasing temperature on crop photosynthesis: From enzymes to ecosystems” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erab090