Our team created a computer model of how microscopic leaf pores open in response to light to create better virtual plants.
A scientist who is helping find urgent solutions to the need to feed growing global populations under climate change has been elected to one of the world’s most distinguished scientific organisations.
Developing crops using traditional methods is research, labor and cost intensive. However, Crops in silico allows researchers to quickly determine and test characteristics that help crops thrive in specific environments. This modeling allows researchers to conduct more experiments than can be realistically achieved in a field.
Newly discovered Miscanthus plants photosynthesize 100 percent more efficiently in chilling temperatures than the industry favorite.
Researchers at Lancaster University have joined a major European research initiative taking on the monumental challenge of ‘future proofing’ our food crops.
Researchers report in the journal Science that crops engineered with a photorespiratory shortcut are 40 percent more productive in real-world agronomic conditions.