Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut
Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.
Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut

Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.

Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.

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A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Arabidopsis with guard cells modified by a light-activated potassium ion channel can open and close stomata more quickly, conserving water.
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2019
Microbes that dwell in nutrient-poor waters use a photopigment called retinal to harvest energy from sunshine at levels at least equal to those stored by chlorophyll-based systems.
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 24, 2019
Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
The modification beefed up plant biomass by 40 percent in field tests.
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.  
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 31, 2018
Researchers made a synthetic cell that can photosynthesize and make proteins crucial for cellular structure. 
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.