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Scientists Offer New View of Photosynthesis


May 3, 2007

News thumbnail During the remarkable cascade of events involved in photosynthesis, plants scavenge nearly every photon of available light energy to produce food. In the May 4 issue of Science, an Arizona State University Biodesign Institute team led by Neal Woodbury has published new insights that allow plants or bacteria to harness light energy efficiently, even when conditions aren't optimal.  Full Story

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