Methanol and plant growth

Bill Purves purves at
Tue Jan 19 03:51:48 EST 1993

In article <1993Jan18.041029.6831 at spang.Camosun.BC.CA> ua020 at (Toby Sinats) writes:
>Does anyone have any information about the November 3/92
>article in the New York Times, Increasing Plants Yields With Sun and
>Diluted Methanol? The implications are enormous, yet I have not
>seen other mentions of this study.

See: Nonomura, A.M. and A.A. Benson, 1992.  "The path of carbon in
photosynthesis: Improved crop yields with methanol." Proc Natl Acad
Sci (US) 89: 9794-9798.

William K. Purves
Department of Biology
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA 91711

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