Thursday, July 7, 2016

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

A discovery has been made that could enable scientists to design better ways to use light energy and to engineer crop plants that more efficiently harness the energy of the sun. The identification of a gene needed to expand light harvesting in photosynthesis into the far-red-light spectrum provides clues to the evolution of oxygen-producing photosynthesis, an evolutionary advance that changed the history of life on Earth.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/29lqVPj
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