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The Chlorophyll Conundrum

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More chloroplasts in leaf cells do not necessarily lead to more efficient photosynthesis. Credit: Martin Bahmann CC BY-SA 3.0

By John Hamblin

A scientist’s 50-year research journey is finally about to reveal not only that high chlorophyll levels don’t improve wheat yields through more efficient photosynthesis, but that the opposite may be true.

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