Press release: Boosting wheat yields in the face of climate change

The global population is 7.5 billion and rising and wheat is one of humanity’s main food sources. Photosynthesis is the process by which wheat – and indeed all plants – change light, water and carbon dioxide into the energy that fuels their growth and productivity. Enzymes increase the rate of such processes, and one enzyme that is vital for driving photosynthesis in wheat is Rubisco. To make Rubisco work, another enzyme, called Rubisco activase (RCA), is also needed.

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