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Scientists Study the Catalytic Reactions Used by Plants to Split Oxygen From Water

April 2, 2012

Brandon Polander prepares for his FT-IR experiment Green plants produce oxygen from water using a catalytic technique powered by sunlight. Scientists have now shown the importance of a hydrogen-bonding water network to that process, which is the major source of the Earth's oxygen. Full Story

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