For the first time flowering plants have been successfully engineered to fix carbon like the blue-green algae do – this can potentially increase photosynthesis and yields in crop plants. Plants, algae and some bacteria capture light energy from the sun and transform it into chemical energy by the process named photosynthesis.
Anniversaries are often a time to look back. But after taking stock of the past, it can be just as important to look to the future.
Scientists from Norwich’s renowned JIC are developing a new business concept, based on their expertise in growing heritage lines of barley for brewing. Crop geneticist Dr Sarah de Vos has been awarded an Enterprise Fellowship by BBSRC to develop the idea…