News tagged with photosynthesis

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. ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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How do green algae react to carbon nanotubes?

Nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), which are found in an ever-increasing number of products, are ending up more and more frequently in our surroundings. If and how they affect aquatic ecosystems ...

dateNov 04, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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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 ...

dateOct 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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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 ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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