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Fickle sunshine slows down Rubisco and limits photosynthetic productivity of crops
Researchers from Lancaster University working to improve the sustainable productivity of key crops in sub-Saharan Africa have discovered an imperfection in a critical enzyme within cowpea – and believe this imperfection is likely shared with other crops.