- Optogenetic manipulation of stomatal kinetics improves carbon assimilation, water use, and growth
- An improved Escherichia coli screen for Rubisco identifies a protein–protein interface that can enhance CO2-fixation kinetics
- Plant RuBisCo assembly in E. coli with five chloroplast chaperones including BSD2
- Artificial photosynthetic cell producing energy for protein synthesis
- Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology and the Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
- Enzyme kinetics of tobacco Rubisco expressed in Escherichia coli varies depending on the small subunit composition
- A short history of RubisCO: the rise and fall (?) of Nature's predominant CO2 fixing enzyme
- Photorespiratory bypass boost crop growth and productivity in field
- Synthetic glycolate metabolism pathways stimulate crop growth and productivity in the field
- Engineering Strategies to Boost Crop Productivity by Cutting Respiratory Carbon Loss
- Improving the efficiency of photosynthetic carbon reactions
- Photosynthetic fuel for heterologous enzymes: the role of electron carrier proteins
- Light-driven chemical synthesis
- Genetic engineering, synthetic biology and the light reactions of photosynthesis
- Rational engineering of photosynthetic electron flux enhances light-powered cytochrome P450 activity
- Refactoring the Six-Gene Photosystem II Core in the Chloroplast of the Green Algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
- Photosynthetic artificial organelles sustain and control ATP-dependent reactions in a protocellular system
Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology and the Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
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Oxygenic photosynthesis is imperfect, and the evolutionarily conditioned patchwork nature of the light reactions in plants provides ample scope for their improvement (Leister, 2012; Blankenship and Chen, 2013). In fact, only around 40% of the incident solar energy is used for photosynthesis. Two obvious ways of reducing energy loss are to expand the spectral band used for photosynthesis and to shift saturation of the process to higher light intensities. Indeed, even minor enhancements to the efficiency or stress resistance of the light reactions of photosynthesis should have a positive impact on biomass production and yield (Leister, 2012; Blankenship and Chen, 2013; Long et al., 2015).
Various approaches to engineering the light reactions are discussed in the following review.