Spectral Analysis Measurements (image) Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption Scientist Katherine Meacham-Hensold uses spectral analysis to measure the photosynthetic capacity of plants to find out how well they can turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into the sugars that drive yield. In a recent study, her team found this higher-throughput tool also works on genetically modified crops. Credit Evan Dracup/University of Illinois Usage Restrictions Please use with attribution. Share Print E-Mail 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.