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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.
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
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
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.
Tracy Vence | Sep 30, 2013
New research uncovers previously unappreciated insights into the evolution of the well-studied energy-producing process.
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).