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
The development of food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with drought compared with today’s plants could be a reality one day with the help of research led by Centre researchers
“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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