Self-Digesting Plants = The Ultimate Solution to Biofuel Production from Plant Biomass?

I’m Melting!! Remember the melting witch in The Wizard of Oz? What if corn stalks, for instance, could be induced to “melt” – that is, to go from tough biomass into a sugary puddle? In biochemical terms, it would be the equivalent to the conversion of cellulosic biomass into a…

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Photosynthesis and Global “Weirding” – How Heat and Drought Affect Photosynthesis (part 2)

As previously mentioned….if most climatologists are correct, then parts of the Earth’s surface may experience increasing episodes of heat and drought as a result of global “weirding”. (see here and here and here for recent examples) Some of the effects of heat on photosynthesis were considered in part 1 of…

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Photosynthesis and Global “Weirding” – How Heat and Drought Affect Photosynthesis (part 1)

If most climatologists are correct, then parts of the Earth’s surface may experience increasing episodes of heat and drought as a result of global “weirding”. (see here for a current example) In a another post in this blog, I briefly explore the complex subject of how increasing atmospheric CO2 may…

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