News tagged with photosynthesis

How do plants make oxygen? Ask cyanobacteria

The ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis—that helpful service performed by plants and algae, making life possible for humans and animals on Earth—evolved just once, roughly 2.3 billion years ago, in certain ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Biotechnology
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New study shines light on photosynthesis

Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacký University in the Czech Republic and at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio have ...

dateMar 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Sulfide-sensing mechanisms in purple bacteria

Recent evidence demonstrates that the origins of photosynthesis can be found in deep sea hydrothermal vents, where microbes evolved to obtain energy from ejected hydrogen sulfide and methane gases. These microbes are capable ...

dateFeb 13, 2017 in Biotechnology
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