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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
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
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
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
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
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
, 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
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
Ruth Williams | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
Blue Leaf Special
Tracy Vence | Oct 26, 2016
plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.
Tracy Vence | Oct 8, 2014
Specialized giant clam cells distribute photosynthetically productive light to symbiotic microalgae in an energy-efficient manner.