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Perspective

Plant Biosystems Design for a Carbon-Neutral Bioeconomy

Figure 1

Graphical representation of the plant biosystems design for carbon-neutral bioeconomy concept. Biodesign strategies for maximizing the potential of a carbon neutral bioeconomy are needed to expand the knowledge base along the fundamental to applied research arc and to cooptimize plant chemistry and productivity. Identification of “control knobs” in plant systems, accelerated by advanced synthetic biology approaches and higher throughput in performance efficacy testing (at molecular, plant, and field levels), will enable optimization of genotypes and cultivars that are suited for both above- and belowground contributions.