Phase III of the C4 rice project is now underway!

Wed December 2nd, 2015

The C4 Rice Project aims to improve photosynthetic efficiency in rice and thus enhance crop yields. Researchers from 12 institutions in 8 countries are working together to apply innovative scientific approaches to the development of high yielding rice varieties for smallholder farmers.The project is now entering its third phase which aims to 'supercharge' photosynthesis in rice by introducing more efficient traits found in other crops.

Jane Langdale is the Principal Investigator on the project, and you can read more about Phase III in a recent news release on the University of Oxford website.

In addition, you can read about the project goals, the basic science that underpins them and the project history on the C4 Rice Project website. Professor Jane Langdale summarises the project in a short You Tube video.