Using evolution as a guide to engineer kranz-type c4 photosynthesis

@inproceedings{Slewinski2013UsingEA,
  title={Using evolution as a guide to engineer kranz-type c4 photosynthesis},
  author={Thomas L. Slewinski},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2013}
}
Kranz-type C4 photosynthesis has independently and rapidly evolved over 60 times to dramatically increase radiation use efficiency in both monocots and eudicots. Indeed, it is one of the most exceptional examples of convergent evolution in the history of life. The repeated and rapid evolution of Kranz-type C4 suggests that it may be a derivative of a conserved developmental pathway that is present in all angiosperms. Here, I argue that the Kranz-type C4 photosynthetic system is an extension of… CONTINUE READING
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