News tagged with photosynthetic organisms

Biochemistry detective work: Algae at night

Photosynthesis is probably the most well-known aspect of plant biochemistry. It enables plants, algae, and select bacteria to transform the energy from sunlight during the daytime into chemical energy in the form of sugars ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Venus flytrap of the sea

A team of USC Dornsife biologists affiliated with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is working on a $1.2 million study of marine organisms that are the microscopic equivalent of the Venus flytrap.

dateJun 20, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Harvesting light, the single-molecule way

New insights into one of the molecular mechanisms behind light harvesting, the process that enables photosynthetic organisms to thrive, even as weather conditions change from full sunlight to deep cloud cover, will be presented ...

dateFeb 16, 2014 in General Physics
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Ancient bacteria go under the lens

Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobacteria, which populate the planet's waters. Progenitors of these microscopic, photosynthetic organisms are believed to have been the first organisms to release oxygen into the ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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