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Incremental discovery may one day lead to photosynthetic breakthrough

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Photosynthesis is one of the most complicated and important processes -- responsible for kick-starting Earth's food chain. While we have modeled its more-than-100 major steps, scientists are still discovering the purpose of proteins that can be engineered to increase yield, as scientists recently proved in Science.
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