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Plants keep one foot on the brakes

By November 2, 2015 No Comments

Why would plants use a seemingly inefficient method for controlling starch production? A research team studied the mechanisms controlling the plant production of starch, which is the most common carbohydrate in the human diet and present in large amounts in such staple crops as rice, potatoes and maize. The plant starts making starch as soon as the morning light turns on its photosynthesis and stops when photosynthesis subsides at night.

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