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April 9, 2020

Taming electrons with parts from bacteria

In this study, Michigan State University scientists report a new synthetic system that could guide electron transfer over long distances. The system is made up of two components plucked from nature. One is a protein from bacteria and the other a molecule found in our blood. This research was primarily funded by NSF Grant #1104907 Collaborative Research: Plug and Play Photosynthesis for RuBisCO Independent Fuels. Additional funding is from the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The work involved the Kramer, Ducat, and Kerfeld labs at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory.

Credit: Igor Houwat; Music: Math in Motion by Michael Vignola

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