New discovery on how sugars are moved throughout a plant

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An image of the localization of the identified protein in the molecular pump in the vascalature of a plant leaf.

Food prices are soaring at the same time as Earth’s population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie’s Wolf Frommer into the system by which sugars are moved throughout a plant — from the leaves to the harvested portions and elsewhere — could be crucial for addressing this problem…

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