photosynthesis
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.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Ruth Williams | Jun 14, 2017
Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 22, 2016
An X-ray laser technique allows researchers to capture each stage of photosystem II—in vivid detail—at room temperature.
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Ruth Williams | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
Blue Leaf Special
Blue Leaf Special
Tracy Vence | Oct 26, 2016
Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.
Sophisticated Symbiosis
Sophisticated Symbiosis
Tracy Vence | Oct 8, 2014
Specialized giant clam cells distribute photosynthetically productive light to symbiotic microalgae in an energy-efficient manner.