Entries by Mike Page

Re-creation of a key step in the evolutionary switch from C3 to C4 leaf anatomy

The C4 Rice project aims to transition rice from a C3 crop to one that performs C4 photosynthesis, in order to realize a predicted 50% increase in yield.  Here, Wang et al. expressed a positive regulator of chloroplast development, the maize GOLDEN2-LIKE transcription factor, in rice.  The resulting plants displayed an increased organelle volume in […]