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The molecular evolution of C4 photosynthesis: opportunities for understanding and improving the world’s most productive plants

Abstract:

C4 photosynthesis is a convergent evolutionary trait that enhances photosynthetic efficiency in a variety of environmental conditions. It has evolved repeatedly following a fall in atmospheric CO2 concentration such that there is up to a 30 million year difference in the amount of time that natural selection has had to improve C4 function between the oldest and youngest C4 lineages. This large difference in time, coupled with the phylogenetic distance between lineages, has resulted in a large...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jxb/ery416

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0001-8583-5362
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Botany Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
3
Pages:
795-804
Publication date:
2018-11-21
Acceptance date:
2018-11-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2431
ISSN:
0022-0957
Pubs id:
pubs:948887
URN:
uri:6bf78645-1705-4ca2-bef0-c5857a45028d
UUID:
uuid:6bf78645-1705-4ca2-bef0-c5857a45028d
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pubs:948887

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