Photosynthesis & Plants


Understanding photosynthesis

New insights into photosynthesis

New study shines light on photosynthesis

Scientists unlock some key secrets of photosynthesis

Shedding light on the energy-efficiency of photosynthesis

New light shone on photosynthetic supercomplex structure    

Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies

Experts unlock key to photosynthesis, a find that could help us meet food security demands 

X-rays capture unprecedented images of photosynthesis in action    

X-ray laser sees photosynthesis in action 

Scientists use X-ray laser to probe engines of photosynthesis

Scientiists discover key factors in how some algae harness solar energy

A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria    

Scientists stitch up photosynthetic megacomplex    Photosynthesis has a unique isotopic signature       

New analysis of plant proteins advances our understanding of photosynthesis    

New insight into global photosynthesis    Reserch shows global photosynthesis on the rise

Synchronized leaf aging in the Amazon responsible for seasonal increases in photosynthesis

How do plants rest photosynthesis activity at night?    How plants function in shade and light

Tricking plants to see the light may control the most important twitch on Earth 

Unusual structures in bacteria suggest photosynthesis older than thought 

Photosynthesis more ancient than thought, and most things could do it    

Eating air, making fuel    The origin of photosynthesis revealed

How bacteria build hyper-efficient photosynthesis machines   

This little amoeba committed grand theft    Amoeba may offer key clue to photosynthetic evolution             

Cellular sensor helps plants find light    Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property

The last link in the chain    The dual role of CO2 in photosynthesis

A little coherence in photosynthetic light harvesting     

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis       

Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Seeing photosynthesis from space

Photosynthesis as a quantum physics phenomenon:

Organisms might be quantum machines    Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

Plants 'seen doing quantum physics'    Uncovering nature's quantum secrets

First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis     Plants convert energy at lightning speed

Blowin' in the wind - a source of energy 

Artificial Photosynthesis:

Going green with Artificial photosynthesis

On the road to artificial photosynthesis    The path to artificial photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis: new, stable photocathode with great potential    Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

How could artificial photosynthesis constitute to limiting global warming

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win /win for the environment     

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants  

Advance in re-engineering photosynthesis to make drugs, compunds or ingredients

Postcards from the photosynthetic edge    A new leaf: scientists turn CO2 back into fuel        

Vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester           

Controlling light: new protection for photosynthetic organisms

Plant management:

Agriculture    Horticulture     Checking the Planet's Respiration Rate    Botany and a changing world

Land cover dynamics revealed

Better plant data at the root of ecosystem models

Predicting invasions of nonindigenous plants and plant pests

Gene identified that will help develop plants to fight climate change

Fast-slow continuum and reproductive strategies structure plant-life history variation worldwide

Scientists probe water inside leaves via satellite

Plants, stress and proteins    Plant immunity against viruses

Time detection in plants:

Plant's morning calls to prepare for the night - discovery of clock genes in plants that regulate circadian rythm

Researchers show how plants tell the time   Sunflowers move by the clock    

Plants use a molecular clock to predict when they'll be infected    How plants sense electric fields 

Temperature detection in plants:

Scientists udentify how plants sense temperature

Threat detection in plants:     

Why plants are so sensitive to gravity

Plants drought alert system has unlikely evolutionary origin: underwater algae

Biosecurity seen from the inside    How plants evolved to make ants their servants

How do plants protect themselves against sunburn    Ultraviolet Protection Molecule in Plants Yields Its Secrets

UV-B receptor recycling is needed for balanced plants' sunscreen synthesis

How plants protect photosynthesis from oxygen

Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration         

Scientists identify how they believe flowering plants evolved to weather the cold

Study finds how flowering plants cope with cold     

Plants also suffer from stress    How plants cope with stress at a molecular level    

Atomic-level defense secrets revealed    Plant defense as a biotech tool

Plants recognize pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms

Plants adapt  their defenses to the local pest community    Why we need insects - even 'pesky' ones

Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insect chew

Plants can smell, now researchers know how     

Plant's defensive response against herbivores have downstream effects on nearby ecosystems

Plant roots, impact of soils:

Revealed in accurate detail, the underground world of plants    Pinpointing the effect of fertilizer      

The scramble for nutirents intensifies as the soil ages    How plants harness microbes to get nutrients    

How salt stops plant growth    How plants can grow on salt-affected soils 

A community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot 

Evolution of plants:

One thousand plant transcriptomes and phylogenomics of green plants

'Time is ripe' to use big data for planet-sized' plant questions

Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

Plant roots began following gravity 350 million years ago

What flowers looked like 100 million years ago

How plants learned to save water 

Fundamental plant chemicals trace back to bacteria

Early Archean origin of heterodimeric Photosystem I    

Green algae and the origin of land plants    Listen to slime mold sing a song

Ancestors of land plants were wired to make the leap to shore    Evolutionary stepping stone to land plants, animals

Ancient plant-fungal partnerships reveal how the world became green

Paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'

Plants crawled onto land earlier than we give them credit, genetic evidence suggests

Greening of the Earth pushed way back in time        

Special plants:

Deceptive flowers    Plant discovered that neither photosynthsizes nor blooms    

The sneaky life of the world's most mysterious plant

Special plant environments:

Competition in a rough neighborhood: plant success in a desert environment    Demographic miracle in the deserts

Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation    

Cacti among world's most threatened species

How ferns adapted to one of Earth's most extreme environments

Carnivora gardinum

An ecological rule for animals applies to flowers

Plant dynamics:

Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world    The minds of plants

The Earth has lungs. Watch them breathe

Plants use hydrogen peroxide as sunscreen

Outwitting climate change with a plant 'dimmer'

Can plants teach us something about longetivity?

Dandelion seeds are optimized for wind-based travel

New research on why plant tissues have a sense of direction

Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth

The production of plant pollen is regulated by several signalling pathways

Biology, not just physics, controls release of scent compounds from plants

Smoke signals: how burning plants tell seeds to rise from the ashes

Molecular feedback loop gives clue to how flowers drop their petals

Plants prepackage beneficial microbes in their seeds

Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies   

Tracking sugar movement in plants    Splash down

Glowing plants a sign of health

Sex at zero gravity    

Plant growth:

How roots grow    Fungus enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertilizer' 

Plant diversity is key to maintaining productive vegetation

Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050   Urban warming slows tree growth, photosynthesis 

Scientists unveil a molecular mechanism that controls plant growth and development 

New understanding of plant growth brings promise of tailored products for industry

Crop wild relatives and their potential for crop improvement    Scientists learn how to predict plant size

Mapping plant growth:

Very-high-resolution time-lapse photography for plant and ecosystems research

Continued destruction of Earth's plant life places humankind in jeopardy

Land cover mapping applications with MODIS: a literature review

Map shows how Earth's vegetation has changed since 1980s

A look at the world explains 90% of changes in vegetation 

Earth's northern biomass mapped and measured

A wax shield to conquer Earth 

Plant geometry:

Secret of plant geometry revealed    The secret math of plants: biologists uncover rules that govern leaf design

Leaf myseries revealed through the computer's eye

Intelligent plants:

The search for intelligent plant life    Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Theory of 'smart' plants may explain the evolution of global ecosystems

Plants actively direct their seeds via wind or water towards suitable sites 

Plant genetics:

Study provides framework for one billion years of green plant evolution

One thousand plant transcriptomes and phylogenomics of green plants

Vast library of master genetic switches in plants created   

Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants

Revealing the workings of a master switch for plant growth

New idscovery about how plants make sex cells fo reproduction

Genetic switch regulates a plant's internal clock based on temperature    The gene of autumn colours

What is the function of non-coding RNA in plants?     

Patterns of RNA regulation in the nuclei of plants identified

Hidden layer of genome unveils how plants may adapt to environments throughout the world

New online learning tool - International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Genome-wide network model capturing seed germination reveals coordinated regulation of plant cellular phase transitions

Plant pollen:

Tracking pollen with quantum dots

Plant science:

The future of plant science - a technological perspective    A new tool to study plant cell biomechanics    

Plant organ development breakthrough   Scientists join forces to bring plant movement to light

New framework unlocks secret life of plants, with land management to benefit

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology 

MRI imaging shows how plants can inspire new engineering materials

New insights could indicate how to break apart cellulose for biofuels

Plants and Climate Change:

Extensive leaf growth worldwide due to global warming

Plant growth responses to high CO2 depend on symbiotic fungi

Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon

Increased CO2 has altered photosynthesis of plants over the 20th Century

Satellite observations show global plant growth is not keeping up with CO2 emissions

Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change

Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models

Plants do not respond to warming as thought    

Atmospheric nitrogen leads to loss of plant diversity    Too little nitogen may restrain plant's carbon storage capability 

New approach can predict impact of climate change on species that can't get out of the way 

Adaptability in local climate helps invasive species thrive    Plants moderate climate warming

Elevation gradient of successful plant traits for colonizing alpine summits under climate change

Hybrid grass 'could reduce flooding impact'    Rising sea levels threaten Everglades freshwater plants

How tropical cyclones influence photosynthesis in the US Southeast

Experiments underestimate plant responses to climate change

Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?    Plant stress paints early picture of drought

Scientists reprogram plants for drought tolerance 

Climate change is altering mountain vegetation at large scale

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity