By Christine Foyer

Discusses and explains the key advances that the recent know-how of utilising molecular genetic ideas of enhancing carbon and nitrogen in crops has supplied, giving insights into its purposes for the advantages of agriculture, the surroundings and guy. The textual content is split into 3 sections, the 1st targeting fundamental nitrogen and carbon assimilation and carbon partitioning; the second one taking a look at compartmentation, delivery and full plant interactions; and the 3rd to comparable metabolism to supply a complete and updated account of this subject.

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