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Genetically modified plants with enhanced photosynthesis capabilities. Enhancing photosynthesis in plants can expand yield capacities, improve environmental resilience in crops, and slow down excessive greenhouse gas buildup.
This can be done with an internal bioengineering enhancement with CRISPR/Cas9 techniques, which encompasses copying genetic sequences from plants that better respond to specific variables. For instance, genetic sequences from a C4 plant — plants that minimize photorespiration — are being used in C3 plants which lack mechanisms to combat photorespiration. Another approach in this method is the energy absorption enhancement, which amplifies the energy absorption wavelength of plants, thus augmenting plants' capabilities.