(Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research) The C4 cycle supercharges photosynthesis and evolved independently more than 62 times. Using constraint-based modelling, researchers successfully investigated which factors contributed to the evolution of the C4 trait. The study was a joint project of the Bielefeld University and the IPK in Gatersleben. Findings were published in eLife.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/liop-awi120219.php