Photosynthesis allows plants, algae and certain bacteria to turn sunlight into chemical energy. The amazing feat is achieved because sunlight can fuel a reaction between water and carbon dioxide that, in turn, produces carbohydrates (simple sugars) and oxygen. Here is the latest news on photosynthesis, including the oldest evidence of it on Earth and how blocking photosynthesis on a large scale can affect food chains.
This frilly slug lives in the mangroves of southeastern Asia and Australia, lounging in shallow pools of water and scraping up algae from which it gains the ability to photosynthesize.
The animations highlight emissions from different human and natural sources, with the main contribution coming from the burning of fossil fuels.
For the first time, researchers have observed how just one particle of light can trigger photosynthesis in bacteria — finally revealing the first step of the crucial process.
Researchers have serendipitously discovered that a key step in photosynthesis can occur much earlier in the process than previously believed.
A pair of new studies has revealed 'highly unlikely' phytoplankton blooms appearing near the seafloor and under sea ice at both Earth's poles.
A new method of using the machinery of photosynthesis to make methane is 10 times more efficient than previous attempts.
Fossils called stromatolites from Western Australia were created by microbes 3.48 billion years ago.
Reference Photosynthesis is the process plants, algae and some bacteria use to turn sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen.
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