December 2016 Current Affairs
9 DEC
NEWS
8 DEC
NEWS
7 DEC
NEWS
6 DEC
NEWS
5 DEC
NEWS
3 DEC
NEWS

November 2016 Current Affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS

October 2016 Current Affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS

September 2016 Current Affairs
30 SEP
NEWS
29 SEP
NEWS
28 SEP
NEWS
27 SEP
NEWS
26 SEP
NEWS
24 SEP
NEWS

August 2016 Current Affairs
31 AUG
NEWS
30 AUG
NEWS
29 AUG
NEWS
27 AUG
NEWS
26 AUG
NEWS
25 AUG
NEWS

Scientists produce faster-growing crops by improving photosynthesis

Scientists produce faster-growing crops by improving photosynthesis
19 November 2016 Current Affairs: Scientists have improved the photosynthesis process in the plants to produce faster-growing crops. The breakthrough was published in the journal Science. They had used genetic modification technology to improve photosynthesis in the plants. This modification increased amount of sunlight energy crop plants can channel into food production. Significance The breakthrough has increased the yield in the experimental crop by 15 per cent. This is seen as a critical step towards increasing crop production to feed a growing global population.

Photosynthesis :  Photosynthesis is a chemical process through which plants produce glucose and oxygen from carbon dioxide and  water, in presence of the light as a source of energy. Some bacteria and algae also produce their own food using photosynthesis. 

The photosynthesis process is extremely important for plants to carry out essential growth and other life processes. It is also important for life on earth as it provides the oxygen that all other life depends on.

Scientists had targeted plant’s natural Sun-protection mechanism. This mechanism evolved in plants along with its ability to produce food using sunlight energy. The Sun-protection mechanism evolved in plants to protect them from Sun damage by slowing down the photosynthesis by losing the excess heat. Scientists inserted extra copies of the genes responsible for this heat-loss switch in the plants to remove inefficiencies in crops resulting in loss of the excess heat. This gene stopped heat-loss switch and stopped the heat loss and used excess heat for enhancing photosynthesis.


December 2016 Current affairs
9 DEC
NEWS
8 DEC
NEWS
7 DEC
NEWS
6 DEC
NEWS
5 DEC
NEWS
3 DEC
NEWS

November 2016 Current affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS




October 2016 Current affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS

September 2016 Current affairs
30 SEP
NEWS
29 SEP
NEWS
28 SEP
NEWS
27 SEP
NEWS
26 SEP
NEWS
24 SEP
NEWS

August 2016 Current affairs
31 AUG
NEWS
30 AUG
NEWS
29 AUG
NEWS
27 AUG
NEWS
26 AUG
NEWS
25 AUG
NEWS



FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Fresherslive Current Affairs 2016 section offers informative quiz questions with answers regarding latest current affairs today for all sorts of competitive exams like UPSC, TNPSC , IFS, IAS, IPS, railway exams (RRB) and banking exams like IPBS PO, IPBS clerk, Federal Bank PO, ICICI, SBI, RBI legal officer & Grade officer posts and much more. Register with us to get latest Current Affairs Updates. Also get latest Current Affairs news and quiz Updates for free alerts daily through E-mail

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.