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Scientists reveal structure of alga chloroplast in 3D

(Nanowerk News) Photosynthesis sustains most of the life on our planet. It harvests energy from sunlight, while generating oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The process takes place in the chloroplasts of plants and algae. Researchers in the Continue reading Scientists reveal structure of alga chloroplast in 3D

Plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis

A genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops.

Plants photosynthesize – convert carbon dioxide, water and light into oxygen and sucrose, a sugar used for energy and for building new plant tissue ­– but cyanobacteria can perform photosynthesis significantly more quickly than many crops can. Continue reading Plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

[16th May, 2014] Fluorescent microcompartments (green) in chloroplasts (red). The chloroplasts, the site of photosynthesis, are colored red due to chlorophyll autofluorescence. The microcompartments are labeled with a green fluorescent protein. (Myat Lin)

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population,… Continue reading Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops