Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

GM plants could halve atmospheric carbon load

Genetically modified plants can play a major role in removing some of the 9,000 million tonnes of carbon added to the atmosphere each year, according to a study from researchers at the US Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study has looked at a range of possibilities that it considers reasonable to assume will be achievable using biotechnology by 2050. These include improving photosynthetic incorporation of atmospheric carbon dioxide into plant biomass; increasing carbon storage in low turnover tissues such as plant cell walls; and enhancing the amount of carbon stored as recalcitrant organic matter in deep root tissue that is eventually transferred to soil carbon stocks.

Advertisement

Topics

What to read next

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG003887

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel