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Peatlands trap CO2, even during droughts
French scientists studied the two species of moss that make up the peatland. (2019-09-17)
Algae and bacteria team up to increase hydrogen production
A University of Cordoba research group combined algae and bacteria in order to produce biohydrogen, fuel of the future (2019-09-16)
Terahertz waves reveal hidden processes in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis
Osaka University researchers have succeeded in observing charge transfer and intermolecular interactions in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis. (2019-09-12)
SPEECHLESS, SCREAM and stomata development in plant leaves
A Nagoya University and Washington University-led team of scientists with two disparate sets of expertise -- in plant biology and protein structural chemistry -- have unraveled the atomic basis of how optimal numbers of stomata are made in leaves. (2019-09-05)
How plants measure their carbon dioxide uptake
Plants face a dilemma in dry conditions: they have to seal themselves off to prevent losing too much water but this also limits their uptake of carbon dioxide. (2019-08-26)
Early life on Earth limited by enzyme
A single enzyme found in early single-cell life forms could explain why oxygen levels in the atmosphere remained low for two billion years during the Proterozoic eon, preventing life colonizing land, suggests a UCL-led study. (2019-08-22)
Scientists find precise control of terminal division during plant stomatal development
A research group led by Prof. LE Jie at the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found a genetic suppressor of flp stomatal defects. (2019-08-20)
Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops
Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production. (2019-08-16)
Scientists discover key factors in how some algae harness solar energy
Scientists have discovered how diatoms -- a type of alga that produce 20% of the Earth's oxygen -- harness solar energy for photosynthesis. (2019-08-13)
Satellite study reveals that area emits one billion tonnes of carbon
A vast region of Africa affected by drought and changing land use emits as much carbon dioxide each year as 200 million cars, research suggests. (2019-08-13)
Cell biology: Compartments and complexity
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich biologists have taken a closer look at the subcellular distribution of proteins and metabolic intermediates in a model plant. (2019-08-13)
A marine microbe could play increasingly important role in regulating climate
Marine microbes with a special metabolism are ubiquitous and could play an important role in how Earth regulates climate. (2019-08-07)
The surprising merit of giant clam feces
Young giant clams get necessary symbiotic algae from the feces of their parents, updating the age-old adage: one clam's trash is another clam's treasure. (2019-08-07)
Missing link in algal photosynthesis found, offers opportunity to improve crop yields
Photosynthesis is the natural process plants and algae utilize to capture sunlight and fix carbon dioxide into energy-rich sugars that fuel growth, development, and in the case of crops, yield. (2019-08-05)
Discovery of non-blooming orchid on Japanese subtropical islands
A group of Japanese scientists has discovered a new orchid species on Japan's subtropical islands of Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima that bears fruit without once opening its flowers. (2019-08-02)
Strange bacteria hint at ancient origin of photosynthesis
Structures inside rare bacteria are similar to those that power photosynthesis in plants today, suggesting the process is older than assumed. (2019-07-25)
A toxic chemical in marine ecosystems turns out to play a beneficial role
Destructive free radicals -- known as reactive oxygen species -- are thought to degrade the cells of phytoplankton and other organisms. (2019-07-22)
Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale
Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science fiction plants known as 'triffids,' according to research in Nature. (2019-07-17)
How multicellular cyanobacteria transport molecules
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tübingen have taken a high-resolution look at the structure and function of cell-to-cell connections in filamentous, multicellular cyanobacteria. (2019-07-12)
Improved model could help scientists better predict crop yield, climate change effects
A new computer model incorporates how microscopic pores on leaves may open in response to light -- an advance that could help scientists create virtual plants to predict how higher temperatures and rising levels of carbon dioxide will affect food crops. (2019-07-09)
Symbiotic upcycling: Turning 'low value' compounds into biomass
Kentron, a bacterial symbiont of ciliates, turns cellular waste products into biomass. (2019-06-25)
Research details response of sagebrush to 2017 solar eclipse
The short period of darkness caused a significant reduction in photosynthesis and transpiration in the desert shrub, but not quite to the levels of nighttime, according to some of the most detailed research on plant response to solar eclipses ever reported. (2019-06-20)
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. (2019-06-19)
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. (2019-06-18)
Science snapshots: New nitrides, artificial photosynthesis, and TMDC semiconductors
From Berkeley Lab: groundbreaking study maps out paths to new nitride materials; new framework for artificial photosynthesis; TMDCs don't have to be perfect to shine bright. (2019-06-17)
It's not easy being green
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. (2019-06-14)
Sleep, wake, repeat: How do plants work on different time zones?
Researchers at the Earlham Institute, UK, have developed a new method to reliably measure plant circadian clocks and how different plants respond to day and night, and that these circadian rhythms change as they age. (2019-06-03)
Urban pollution enhances up to 400% formation of aerosols over the Amazon rainforest
This phenomenon affects cloud production and rainfall, with consequences for the local and global climate, which researchers have warned about in the study published in Nature Communications. (2019-06-03)
ASU team throws new light on photosynthetic supercomplex structure
A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic supercomplex. (2019-05-27)
A forest 'glow' reveals awakening from hibernation
Gross Primary Production (GPP) in forests tells scientists how much CO2 these vast and remote systems are breathing in. (2019-05-27)
How plant cells neutralize the potential for self-harm
Photosynthesis makes our atmosphere oxygen-rich and forms the bedrock of our food supply. (2019-05-23)
Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage
One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. (2019-05-23)
Big energy savings for tiny machines
In a ground-breaking study, a team led by Simon Fraser University physics professor David Sivak demonstrates for the first time a strategy for manipulating the trillions of tiny molecular nanomachines inside us that work to keep us alive, to maximize efficiency and conserve energy. (2019-05-22)
Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. (2019-05-22)
Ammonium fertilized early life on earth
A Syracuse University professor has demonstrated that ammonium -- an odiferous chemical compound, often used in fertilizer -- was a vital source of nitrogen for early life on Earth. (2019-05-21)
How plants are working hard for the planet
As the planet warms, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change -- and research published today in Trends in Plant Science has assessed how plants are responding to increasing carbon dioxide (CO2). (2019-05-16)
Study reports breakthrough to measure plant improvements to help farmers boost production
Today, scientists have shown a new technology can more quickly scan an entire field of plants to capture improvements in their natural capacity to harvest energy from the sun. (2019-05-16)
It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe
Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. (2019-05-14)
A late-night disco in the forest reveals tree performance
A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki has found a ground breaking new method to facilitate the observation of photosynthetic dynamics in vegetation. (2019-05-13)
Discovery of the photosensor for yellow-green light-driven photosynthesis in cyanobacteria
Cyanobacteria, a type of bacteria that performs photosynthesis, utilize a photosensor to maximize their light-harvesting capacity under different light environments. (2019-05-09)
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