More Plant Productivity Without More Fertilizer


Researchers at the University of Illinois have devised a new method to successfully simulate photosynthesis in plants, and improve their productivity of leaves and fruit without needing extra fertilizer.

The researchers used a computer model, which mimics the process of evolution, for the purpose.

They have described their model, the first to simulate every step of the process of photosynthesis, in the journal Plant Physiology. They will also present their work at the BIO-Asia 2007 Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

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