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Cura Annonae—Chemically Boosting Crop Yields Through Metabolic Feeding of a Plant Signaling Precursor

Cura Annonae—Chemically Boosting Crop Yields Through Metabolic Feeding of a Plant Signaling Precursor
David J. Vocadlo
The cream of the crop: With the world facing a projected shortfall of crops by 2050, new approaches are needed to boost crop yields. Metabolic feeding of plants with photocaged trehalose-6-phosphate (Tre6P) can increase levels of the signaling metabolite Tre6P in the plant. Reprogramming of cellular metabolism by Tre6P stimulates a program of plant growth and enhanced crop yields, while boosting starch content.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701474

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