Photosynthesis is a chemical process by which plants, some bacteria, and algae convert energy derived from sunlight to chemical energy. This is an important process for biological life on earth because it allows energy from sunlight to be harnessed and transferred into a form that can be utilized by organisms to fuel their activity.
The research team has devised novel approaches to observe energy changes that occur in subcellular compartments in live plants.
When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy.
How do plants know when it is time to flower? Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have studied this question and identified two genes that are key to this process.
Scientists have shed new light on how the network of gatekeepers that controls the traffic in and out of plant cells works, which researchers believe is key to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with extreme environments.
Below the surface of the ocean, a virus is stealing the metabolism of the most abundant organism present on Earth. That might be attractive to those who breathe above the ocean’s surface.
Humans use cells to regulate their body temperature, to breathe, to grow, and to perform several other day-to-day processes.
Food production has always shaped the lives of humans. Innovations have transformed the ways we grow, process, and consume food.
A study indicates the increase in rainfall forecast by climate models is likely to hasten the release of carbon dioxide, further intensifying global warming.
Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat.
A new study from climate researchers concludes that some of the latest-generation climate models may be overly sensitive to carbon dioxide increases.
Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae.
Harvesting sunlight to make energy is a complex reaction that plants do naturally, but isn't well understood.
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate for the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees.
Introverts tend to feel encouraged: When cells, similar to certain people, get smushed too much, they tend to get into a defense mode, even switching off photosynthesis.
Plants play a crucial role in the survival of life on earth. They offer oxygen for breathing and food for all organisms, as well as regulate the planet’s climate. Proteins are vital in controlling all aspects of life, including plants.