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Redesigning photosynthesis to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy demand

Ort, Donald R; Merchant , Sabeeha S; Alric, Jean; Barkan, Alice; Blankenship, Robert E; Bock, Ralph; Croce, Roberta; Hanson, Maureen R; Hibberd, Julian; Moore, Tom A.; Parry, Martin; von Caemmerer, Susanne


The world's crop productivity is stagnating whereas population growth, rising affluence, and mandates for biofuels put increasing demands on agriculture. Meanwhile, demand for increasing cropland competes with equally crucial global sustainability and environmental protection needs. Addressing this looming agricultural crisis will be one of our greatest scientific challenges in the coming decades, and success will require substantial improvements at many levels. We assert that increasing the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424031112
Access Rights: Open Access


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