Crops with improved yields could more easily become a reality, thanks to a development by scientists.
Scientists were able to pinpoint the most critical components involved in efficient plant growth, and to gauge what further research might be needed for improved crops.
Simple plants such as algae are very good at fixing carbon from the air, compared with complex plants such as rice and wheat.
If we can harness the systems that simple plants use to grow efficiently, we may be able to create highly productive crops.
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