Photosynthesis is the primary energy source for life on earth. While the biochemistry and cell biology of photosynthesis are well understood, little is known of how the genes that mediate photosynthesis are regulated. Our research aims to address this knowledge gap by identifying the molecular regulators and mechanisms that control the expression of photosynthesis genes in the world’s most important food crops, the grasses. This work combines comparative genomics, evolutionary biology, high-throughput assays and genetic engineering.
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