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C4 photosynthesis

Over the last fifteen years, our research has used C4 photosynthesis as a study system. The C4 biochemical pathway provides a carbon-concentrating mechanism to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis compared with the ancestral C3 type under hot conditions, and has been widely credited for the ecological success of grasses in transforming 20% of the land surface into savannas.

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