Re-creation of a key step in the switch from C3 to C4 leaf anatomy


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Roxana Khoshravesh, Tammy Sage, and colleagues express a regulator in rice that results in a 'proto-Kranz' anatomy. This introduction may be a key step towards engineering increased yields in C3 crops, such as rice.

Read the paper in Current Biology