Centre researchers have found that the tiny bacteria responsible for transforming Earth three billion years ago into an oxygen-rich atmosphere, are able to adapt to extreme levels of oxygen by having different genetic responses.
Centre scientists have discovered they can improve rice productivity by selecting rice varieties that are better at capturing sunlight to produce grains instead of reflecting it as heat.
This special issue of the Journal of Experimental issue highlights the sheer breadth of current knowledge on C4 Photosynthesis, with an editorial by three of our Chief Investigators.
Professor Susanne von Caemmerer received the Australian National University’s highly-regarded Peter Baume Award on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
Australian researchers have discovered that a common grass species called Panic Grass (Panicum spp.) contains enzymes that capture CO2 from the atmosphere more efficiently than other plants in the extreme climate conditions
“Improvements in photosynthesis are now widely recognised as the new frontier for increasing crop yields”—Long and Ort, 2010; Zhu et al., 2010; Ainsworth et al., 2012
The Centre is a collaboration of researchers from a range of disciplines, universities and research organisations.
The Centre’s research is focused on improving the ability of the two major food plants – wheat and rice – to convert sunlight, air and water into leaf and seed production through photosynthesis.
This will contribute to a new yield revolution for food crops.Watch the Video
By bringing together leading researchers and cutting edge facilities from multiple institutions, this Centre is leading photosynthesis innovation into the future.Read more
The Centre is keen to establish links, collaborations and partnerships with industry and community organisations.
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