Supplementary material from "Increased SBPase activity improves photosynthesis and grain yield in wheat grown in greenhouse conditions"

  • Steven Driever (Creator)
  • Andrew J. Simkin (Creator)
  • Saqer Alotaibi (Creator)
  • Stuart J. Fisk (Creator)
  • Pippa J. Madgwick (Creator)
  • Caroline A. Sparks (Creator)
  • Huw D. Jones (Creator)
  • Tracy Lawson (Creator)
  • Martin A.J. Parry (Creator)
  • Christine A. Raines (Creator)

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To meet the growing demand for food, substantial improvements in yields are needed. This is particularly the case for wheat, where global yield has stagnated in recent years. Increasing photosynthesis has been identified as a primary target to achieve yield improvements. To increase leaf photosynthesis in wheat, the level of the Calvin–Benson cycle enzyme sedoheptulose-1,7-biphosphatase (SBPase) has been increased through transformation and expression of a Brachypodium distachyon SBPase gene construct. Transgenic lines with increased SBPase protein levels and activity were grown under greenhouse conditions and showed enhanced leaf photosynthesis and increased total biomass and dry seed yield. This showed the potential of improving yield potential by increasing leaf photosynthesis in a crop species such as wheat. The results are discussed with regards to future strategies for further improvement of photosynthesis in wheat.This article is part of the themed issue ‘Enhancing photosynthesis in crop plants: targets for improvement’.
Date made available20 Jul 2017
PublisherWageningen University & Research

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Increased sbpase activity improves photosynthesis and grain yield in wheat grown in greenhouse conditions

Driever, S. M., Simkin, A. J., Alotaibi, S., Fisk, S. J., Madgwick, P. J., Sparks, C. A., Jones, H. D., Lawson, T., Parry, M. A. J. & Raines, C. A., 2017, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological sciences. 372, 1730

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    Driever, S. M. (Creator), Simkin, A. J. (Creator), Alotaibi, S. (Creator), Fisk, S. J. (Creator), Madgwick, P. J. (Creator), Sparks, C. A. (Creator), Jones, H. D. (Creator), Lawson, T. (Creator), Parry, M. A. J. (Creator), Raines, C. A. (Creator) (20 Jul 2017). Supplementary material from "Increased SBPase activity improves photosynthesis and grain yield in wheat grown in greenhouse conditions". Wageningen University & Research. 10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3825544