Author: Dr Lekshmy S
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Articles by Dr Lekshmy S:
Mechanisms of Nitrate Uptake in Plants
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Plants have three distinct nitrate uptake systems viz.. One Low Affinity transport system (LATS) and two High Affinity Transport Systems.(HATS).
Conversion of C3 to C4 Plants: The Case of C4 Rice
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C4 plants have 50% higher radiation use efficiency than C3 plants, due to differences in photosynthesis. As the world population is increasing at alarming rates, the need for another 'green revolution' is impending to meet demands for food. One probable solution to this problem is to establish an an efficient, higher capacity photosynthetic mechanism in rice, the C4 pathway.