Photosynthesis

Scientists hack plant photosynthesis to boost crop yields by 40%

Photosynthesis is a process in which plants convert light energy into chemical energy, is not a wholly efficient process. A key stage in the photosynthesis process...

Scientists capture photosynthesis in unprecedented detail

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have successfully captured a picture of steps in the reaction mechanisms in photosynthesis. To capture the image, scientists used SLAC’s...

When the seed becomes plant, it has 48 hours to survive

Germination is the process of seeds developing into new plants. First, environmental conditions must trigger the seed to grow. Usually, this is determined by...

How plants use carbon affects their response to climate change

The photosynthesis process is well known. Plants inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. During inhalation, plants use some of the carbon for respiration whereas some...