Recently, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences has made a major breakthrough in the artificial synthesis of starch, and for the first time in the world, the de novo synthesis of carbon dioxide to starch has been realized.

Related work was published in the international academic journal "Science" on September 24.

  Cai Tao, an associate researcher at the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, said: “This time our research team proposed a new idea of ​​catalyzing the synthesis of starch by chemical and biological coupling. The new artificial way to synthesize starch is the first time in the world that the full artificial synthesis of carbon dioxide to starch has been realized in the laboratory. At present, it only takes a few hours in the laboratory to complete the starch synthesis process that takes months for crops. "Once the industry is realized. Yes, save more than 90% of arable land and more than 90% of freshwater resources.

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]

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