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The nitrogen cost of photosynthesis

Evans, John; Clarke, Victoria


Global food security depends on three main cereal crops (wheat, rice and maize) achieving and maintaining high yields, as well as increasing their future yields. Fundamental to the production of this biomass is photosynthesis. The process of photosynthesis involves a large number of proteins that together account for the majority of the nitrogen in leaves. As large amounts of nitrogen are removed in the harvested grain, this needs to be replaced either from synthetic fertilizer or biological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-01-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ery366
Access Rights: Open Access


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