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Newswise: Changes Upstream: RIPE team uses CRISPR/Cas9 to alter photosynthesis for the first time
3-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Changes Upstream: RIPE team uses CRISPR/Cas9 to alter photosynthesis for the first time
Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) Project

A RIPE team used CRISPR/Cas9 to increase gene expression in rice by changing its upstream regulatory DNA. Their work is the first unbiased gene-editing approach to increase gene expression and downstream photosynthetic activity and was recently published in Science Advances.

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Newswise: RIPE researchers determine chloroplast size unlikely option for improving photosynthetic efficiency
Released: 26-Jun-2023 9:55 AM EDT
RIPE researchers determine chloroplast size unlikely option for improving photosynthetic efficiency
Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) Project

A group of RIPE researchers have found, for the first time, that chloroplast size manipulations are unlikely to be an option for increasing crop photosynthetic efficiency. Their work was recently published in New Phytologist.

Newswise: Unveiling the secrets of green pods: The role of soybean pods and seeds in photosynthesis
Released: 14-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Unveiling the secrets of green pods: The role of soybean pods and seeds in photosynthesis
Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) Project

Many people study photosynthesis in plant leaves, but since the pods and immature seeds (edamame) of soybean plants are also green, they are receiving chlorophyll and should be studied as well. Researchers with the RIPE Project discovered that chlorophyll in soybean pods plays a vital role in the plant’s photosynthetic process and significantly contributes to soybean yield.



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