Photosynthesis research: a model to bridge fundamental science, translational products, and socio-economic considerations in agriculture.


:Despite impressive success in molecular physiological understanding of photosynthesis, and preliminary evidence on its potential for quantum shifts in agricultural productivity, the question remains of whether increased photosynthesis, without parallel fine-tuning of the associated processes, is enough. There is a distinct lack of formal socio-economic impact studies that address the critical questions of product profiling, cost-benefit analysis, environmental trade-offs, and technological and market forces in product acceptability. When a relatively well understood process gains enough traction for translational value, its broader scientific and technical gap assessment, in conjunction with its socio-economic impact assessment for success, should be a prerequisite. The successes in the upstream basic understanding of photosynthesis should be integrated with a gap analysis for downstream translational applications to impact the farmers' and customers' lifestyles and livelihoods. The purpose of this review is to assess how the laboratory, the field, and the societal demands from photosynthesis could generate a transformative product. Two crucial recommendations from the analysis of the state of knowledge and potential ways forward are (i) the formulation of integrative mega-projects, which span the multistakeholder spectrum, to ensure rapid success in harnessing the transformative power of photosynthesis; and (ii) stipulating spatiotemporal, labour, and economic criteria to stage-gate deliverables.


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2013-06-01 00:00:00

  • Exploiting transplastomically modified Rubisco to rapidly measure natural diversity in its carbon isotope discrimination using tuneable diode laser spectroscopy.

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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: von Caemmerer S,Tazoe Y,Evans JR,Whitney SM

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    abstract::Protein kinases and phosphatases are the foremost agents which take part in cell cycle regulation in both plants and other eukaryotes. Protein kinases are a very well examined group of proteins with respect to chemical structure and function. Nowadays protein phosphatases, including PP1 and PP2A belonging to the PSP f...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Polit JT,Kazmierczak A

    更新日期:2007-01-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular mechanism for jasmonate-induction of anthocyanin accumulation in Arabidopsis.

    abstract::Anthocyanins are important plant pigments that fulfil many physiological and ecological functions. Anthocyanin biosynthesis is controlled by numerous regulatory factors at the transcriptional level. Jasmonates (JAs) has been shown to induce anthocyanin accumulation in several plant species, however, the molecular mech...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shan X,Zhang Y,Peng W,Wang Z,Xie D

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Fine mapping of a quantitative trait locus for spikelet number per panicle in a new plant type rice and evaluation of a near-isogenic line for grain productivity.

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    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sasaki K,Fujita D,Koide Y,Lumanglas PD,Gannaban RB,Tagle AG,Obara M,Fukuta Y,Kobayashi N,Ishimaru T

    更新日期:2017-05-17 00:00:00

  • On the move: induced resistance in monocots.

    abstract::Although plants possess an arsenal of constitutive defences such as structural barriers and preformed antimicrobial defences, many attackers are able to overcome the pre-existing defence layers. In response, a range of inducible plant defences is set up to battle these pathogens. These mechanisms, commonly integrated ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Balmer D,Planchamp C,Mauch-Mani B

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • The papain-like cysteine protease CEP1 is involved in programmed cell death and secondary wall thickening during xylem development in Arabidopsis.

    abstract::Both tracheary elements and fiber cells undergo programmed cell death (PCD) during xylem development. In this study we investigated the role of papain-like cysteine protease CEP1 in PCD in the xylem of Arabidopsis. CEP1 was located in the cell wall of xylem cells, and CEP1 expression levels in inflorescence stems incr...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Han J,Li H,Yin B,Zhang Y,Liu Y,Cheng Z,Liu D,Lu H

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Ammonium as a signal for physiological and morphological responses in plants.

    abstract::Ammonium is a major inorganic nitrogen source for plants. At low external supplies, ammonium promotes plant growth, while at high external supplies it causes toxicity. Ammonium triggers rapid changes in cytosolic pH, in gene expression, and in post-translational modifications of proteins, leading to apoplastic acidifi...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Liu Y,von Wirén N

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00