The Development of C4 Rice: Current Progress and Future Challenges

  title={The Development of C4 Rice: Current Progress and Future Challenges},
  author={S. von Caemmerer and W. Quick and R. Furbank},
  pages={1671 - 1672}
  • S. von Caemmerer, W. Quick, R. Furbank
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Another “green revolution” is needed for crop yields to meet demands for food. The international C4 Rice Consortium is working toward introducing a higher-capacity photosynthetic mechanism—the C4 pathway—into rice to increase yield. The goal is to identify the genes necessary to install C4 photosynthesis in rice through different approaches, including genomic and transcriptional sequence comparisons and mutant screening. 
    240 Citations

    Topics from this paper.

    Paper Mentions

    Engineering photorespiration: current state and future possibilities.
    • 41
    Developing Transgenic Agronomic Traits for Crops: Targets, Methods, and Challenges.
    • 2


    Strategies for engineering a two-celled C(4) photosynthetic pathway into rice.
    • 131
    • PDF
    Using C4 photosynthesis to increase the yield of rice-rationale and feasibility.
    • 304
    • PDF
    Setaria viridis: A Model for C4 Photosynthesis[C][W]
    • 229
    • PDF
    Functional Analysis of Corn Husk Photosynthesis[W][OA]
    • 44
    • PDF
    C4 Cycles: Past, Present, and Future Research on C4 Photosynthesis
    • 126
    • PDF
    The C(4) plant lineages of planet Earth.
    • 404
    • PDF