News tagged with photosynthesis

The heart of the plant

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth's population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie's Wolf Frommer into the system by ...

Dec 08, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Shoe strings and egg openers

Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes. However, it is less efficient in plants than it could be. Red algae, in contrast, use a slightly different mechanism and are thus more productive. ...

Nov 08, 2011 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

On guard against drought

Identification of a gene that helps plants to conserve water under drought conditions will bring biologists closer to understanding how plants tolerate drought. Researchers, led by Takashi Kuromori at Japan's ...

Oct 28, 2011 not rated yet 0

Putting light-harvesters on the spot

How the light-harvesting complexes required for photosynthesis get to their site of action in the plant cell is reported by RUB biologists in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The team led by Prof. Dr. Danja Schunemann has de ...

Oct 19, 2011 not rated yet 0

A new leaf turns in carbon science

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists ...

Sep 29, 2011 not rated yet 2