Photosynthesis could be as old as life itself

Cyanobacteria (stock image).Credit: © RomanenkoAlexey / stock.adobe.com Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved on Earth.advertisement The finding also challenges expectations for how life might have evolved on other planets. The evolution of photosynthesis that produces oxygen is thought to […]

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Experts unlock key to photosynthesis, a find that could help us meet food security demands

Green leaf in sunlight (stock image).Credit: © Korn V. / Adobe Stock Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis being ‘redesigned’ to achieve higher yields and meet urgent food security needs.advertisement The study, led by the University of Sheffield and published today in […]

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