Kevin Hines featured on OVPR website

Hanson lab graduate student, Kevin Hines, was featured in an article on the Cornell Office of the Vice Provost for Research website. The article provides insight into Hines from his research journey at Cornell to his current work on increasing photosynthetic efficiency in tobacco. Click the link above to read the full article.



Cyanobacterial Rubisco Publication in Nature Journal

Cyanobacterial Rubisco introduced into transplastomic tobacco plants was reported in Nature in September, 2014.  Two different tobacco genotypes that fix all carbon with a Rubisco enzyme derived from cyanobacteria have been produced following engineering the chloroplast genome by two different strategies.  Producing these plants are an important step needed to introduce the entire cyanobacterial CO2-concentration mechanism into crop plants for improved photosynthesis and crop yield.
 
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