Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 7 - 2020
Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase (PEPc) Presents New Opportunities for Food Security and Space Exploration
Cyril E Broderick1* and Peter H Cooke2
1Delaware State University, Dover, DE, USA
2New Mexico State University, La Cruces, New Mexico, USA
*Corresponding Author: Cyril E Broderick, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, USA.
Received: June 13, 2020; Published: June 20, 2020




Abstract

The health crisis with the resulting food shortage and economic emergency in the U. S and around the world caused by the Covid- 19 Pandemic is enormous, and CNN and MSNBC are other news agencies emphasize the urgency to remedy resultant food insecurity. The national and global ‘stay at home’ directive makes access to food from shopping centers, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and farms and ranches difficult. Moreover, prices for food and other goods have risen enormously, and prices are too high for most people. The effect is widespread and national, and the situation must be remedied and transformed. The objectives of this study are (1) to present the full advantage of C4, CAM and other improved plants that can be used to fortify our food supply and (2) to determine how best to utilize plants in the critical supply of food with the involvement of homes, households, and corporative bodies in the production process. Plants are essentially the autotrophic organisms that make organic compounds, beginning with fructose, glucose and sucrose, from the inorganic gas carbon dioxide and water. Initially, as much activity will be done away from strangers, but using electronic and Internet communication to ink with groups in association to promote food and agriculture. Personal greenhouses, hydroponics, and small plots would address our selection for growth of crops. Results would take full advantage of the rarely sought after second photosynthetic enzyme, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPc) by selecting for production the more productive C4 species and selected improved C3 and CAM species.

Keywords: Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase (PEPc); Food Security; Space Exploration

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Citation: Cyril E Broderick and Peter H Cooke. “Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase (PEPc) Presents New Opportunities for Food Security and Space Exploration”. EC Agriculture 6.7 (2020): 22-28.

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