Kasia Glowacka (IMAGE) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Caption Kasia Glowacka and colleagues have identified genes that control the photosynthetic equivalent of a surge protector. Breeding those genes into lines of corn could potentially boost their yields by upward of 20%, Glowacka said. Credit Craig Chandler | University of Nebraska–Lincoln Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted. License CC BY-NC-ND Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.