RIPE researchers prove bioengineering better photosynthesis increases yields in food crops for first time ever

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.

– For the first time, RIPE researchers have proven that multigene bioengineering of photosynthesis increases the yield of a major food crop in field trials. After more than a decade of working toward this goal, a collaborative team led by the University of Illinois has transgenically altered soybean plants to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, resulting in greater yields without loss of quality.

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