photosynthesis
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.
Week in Review: March 17–21
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2014
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions
Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions
Daniel Cossins | Mar 16, 2014
The incorporation of synthetic nanoparticles into plants can enhance photosynthesis and transform leaves into biochemical sensors.
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.
Pondering Photosynthesis
Pondering Photosynthesis
Tracy Vence | Sep 30, 2013
New research uncovers previously unappreciated insights into the evolution of the well-studied energy-producing process.
Steal My Sunshine
Steal My Sunshine
David Smith | Jan 1, 2013
How photosynthetic organisms get taken up, passed around, and discarded throughout the eukaryotic domain
News from AAAS
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2012
A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).