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scientists aim to boost photosynthesis to meet the increasing global demand for food by engineering its key enzyme Rubisco. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have succeeded in producing functional plant Rubisco in a bacterium. This allows genetic engineering of the enzyme.
The imaging system detects fluorescence emitted from chlorophyll, a pigment that gives plants their green color and is essential for absorbing the sunlight plants use to create energy through photosynthesis. Monitoring chlorophyll and how photosynthesis is performed in a plant provides insight into the ...

Genetic engineering, synthetic biology poised to boost photosynthesis and carbon capture. University of Cambridge | December 5, 2017. The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Click the link at the bottom to read the full, original article. In a feature article ...
Researchers have developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. The novel method, which produces ethylene at room temperature and pressure using benign chemicals, could be scaled up to provide a more ...
A future where street lights, connected to forests, drawing their power from trees isn't a figment of imagination anymore. Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created an off-grid Living Light that harnesses microbial energy from living plants to produce its own electricity and light up the ambience. The chemical ...
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The novel method, which produces ethylene at room temperature and pressure using benign ...

Researchers have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism--a strain of cyanobacteria--to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that organism uses and regulates water to create energy. The finding advances photosynthesis research but also ...
Plants derive their energy from the sun in a process known as photosynthesis, but, when bright sunlight pours down, plants are often inundated ...
In the face of climate change and food insecurity, researchers are now targeting one of the plant world's inefficiencies: photosynthesis.
A study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute of technology, or Caltech, debunks a common misconception about the origin of oxygen-producing photosynthesis. Berkeley Lab postdoctoral fellow Patrick Shih, along with Woodward Fischer and Lewis Ward from Caltech, ...
Researchers at Imperial College London just created incredible energy-harvesting wallpaper by inkjet-printing circuitry and cyanobacteria on paper. The cyanobacteria live through the printing process, and then perform photosynthesis to harvest power. The team describes the product as a two-in-one ...
The team showed that the cyanobacteria survived the printing process and were able to perform photosynthesis so that small amounts of electrical energy could be harvested over a period of 100 hours. A bio-solar panel made in this way, the approximate size of an iPad, could power a simple digital clock, ...
Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (Rubisco) is the core enzyme responsible for carbon fixation in primary producers, which include green plants, photosynthetic algae and cyanobacteria. In today's atmosphere, Rubisco works slowly, and this slow rate of CO2 fixation limits the growth rate ...
The most commonly studied form of photosynthesis is oxygenic photosynthesis, the method through which plants use sunlight to convert water ...
A recent study shows that increased carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is leading to higher rates of photosynthesis in vegetation.
For the many oxygen breathing species in the world, a crucial process to our existence might be the process of photosynthesis that occurs in ...
To better understand the origins of photosynthesis, one of nature's greatest evolutionary innovations, scientists are comparing the proteins that ...

During spring and summer, while the leaves on trees are green the trees are an active chemistry lab, conducting reactions in photosynthesis.
Studies of the energy-harvesting proteins in primitive cells suggest that key features of photosynthesis might have evolved a billion years earlier ...
All of our food and most of our fuels have come from photosynthesis. As our population increases, we need more food and fuel, requiring that ...
solar STAR Chong Liu, an inorganic chemist at UCLA, has pioneered new approaches to artificial photosynthesis that combine bacteria and ...
A team of chemists have designed a unique catalyst that expedites the rate of a crucial step in artificial photosynthesis, laying the groundwork ...
Like our friend Goldilocks, of three bear's fame, plants like their sustenance just so. Under optimal conditions, photosynthesis is a remarkably ...
It's a concept most children learn in science class: photosynthesis converts light energy to chemical energy. Essentially, photosynthesis is the fueling process ...
By using knowledge of plant photosynthesis we could soon develop new forms of renewable energy through artificial leaves. Credit: Dr Vincent ...
"photosynthesis has a balancing act. Energy from sunlight is essential for conversion of carbon dioxide and water into biomass and chemical ...
Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity - and plans to scale up the technology ...
Virtually all life on earth relies directly or indirectly on photosynthesis. The organisms using it efficiently transport the energy of sunlight from ...
This process -- perfected over billions of years -- is known as photosynthesis. Seen in grey, the DNA DX-tile forms a scaffolding allowing for ...
During the growing season, all green vegetation is actively undergoing a food- making process called photosynthesis due to chlorophyll, ...
Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate ...
The uptake of carbon dioxide by leaves and its conversion to sugars by photosynthesis, referred to as gross primary production (GPP), is the ...
Chlorophyll is a green substance which is the byproduct of photosynthesis. This is the way trees breathe and make energy to live. Chlorophyll ...
Research team leader Javier Concepcion (standing, left) with Yan Xie, David Shaffer, and David Szalda. Credit: Brookhaven National ...
Like our friend Goldilocks, of three bear's fame, plants like their sustenance just so. Under optimal conditions, photosynthesis is a remarkably ...
Sunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light to switch the adhesion of ...
By using knowledge of plant photosynthesis we could soon develop new forms of renewable energy through artificial leaves. Credit: Dr Vincent ...
"photosynthesis has a balancing act. Energy from sunlight is essential for conversion of carbon dioxide and water into biomass and chemical ...
scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis ...
scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis ...
Building on half a century of photosynthesis research at Illinois, including several landmark discoveries enabled by state and federal ...
On the Earth, red-edge appears between red and infrared (IR) wavelengths, since red light is absorbed for photosynthesis while IR radiation is ...
With more CO2 in the atmosphere, a plant can afford to have smaller or fewer stomata, thus allowing more photosynthesis for the same amount ...
"In photosynthesis, light comes in, an electron moves across a membrane and it doesn't come back. The big problem with artificial systems is ...
A phenomenon occurring in photosynthesis could help engineers create a new type of artificial solar cell. Researchers from Georgia State ...
A natural process that occurs during photosynthesis could lead to the design of more efficient artificial solar cells, according to researchers at ...
photosynthesis is a biological process mediating the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy. Oxygenic photosynthesis performed by ...
photosynthesis is the most important biological process driving the biosphere. It harnesses the energy of sunlight, and provides us with our ...
As a tree, you're focused on just a few things: get light, grow tall, make more trees. In photosynthesis, you try to collect light and spread your ...
If it wasn't for photosynthesis, we'd all be dead. Most plants would cease to exist, carbon dioxide would flood the air, and oxygen wouldn't ...


 

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