Most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration that drastically suppresses their yield potential. Researchers report that crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.

Source: Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40% — ScienceDaily

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