Photosynthesis

Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business

Waste carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels could be used to make valuable products.

Plants are currently absorbing more CO2 to slow down climate change

Global climate change caused by CO 2 emissions can stress terrestrial vegetation, potentially decreasing production. On the other hand, CO 2 interacts directly with...

How green plants expand their capacity to use solar energy?

Green plants catch light that traverses the obvious sun based range and keeping in mind that a wide otherworldly range is required for adequate...

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...

Understanding how plants use sunlight

The sun is the main source of energy for almost every living thing on Earth. It gives a plant the light energy it needs...

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...

How do the plants relax photosynthesis at night?

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants in which energy from sunlight is used to convert carbon dioxide and water into molecules needed for...

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...

Eradicating plant enzyme could result in faster growth, more food

A new study by three WSU researchers discovered that how phosphorylase, a chemical that plants and creatures both have, works with photosynthesis. Phosphorylase has been studied...