Photosynthesis - 5 News by LMU
Photosynthesis: varying roads lead to the reaction center
Chemists use high-precision quantum chemistry to study key elements of super-efficient energy transfer in an important element of photosynthesis
28-Mar-2023 - Photosynthesis is the motor of all life on Earth. Complex processes are required for the sunlight-powered conversion of carbon dioxide and water to energy-rich sugar and oxygen. These processes are driven by two protein complexes, photosystems I and II. In photosystem I, sunlight is used with an ...
28-Nov-2019 - LMU biologists Marcel Dann and Dario Leister have demonstrated for the first time that cyanobacteria and plants employ similar mechanisms and key proteins to regulate cyclic electron flow during photosynthesis. Cyclic electron flow (CEF) is a crucial component of photosynthesis in both plants and ...
The chloroplast connection
05-Sep-2016 - Blue-green algae may look simple, but their photosynthetic apparatus certainly isn’t. Its mode of assembly remains puzzling, but the loss of a small protein, variants of which are found in higher plants, clearly causes a lot to go wrong. Green plants are not the only organisms that possess the ...
Green energy management
How plants cope with variable light conditions
01-Feb-2010 - As so-called primary producers, plants use solar energy to synthesize the foodstuffs that sustain other forms of life. This process of photosynthesis works in much the same way as the solar panels that supply energy for domestic heating. Like these, plant leaves must cope with variations in the ...
Chaperones for climate protection
The protein Rubisco locks up carbon dioxide
15-Jan-2010 - The World Climate Conference recently took place. Reports about carbon dioxide levels, rising temperatures and melting glaciers appear daily. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry and the Gene Center of Ludwig Maximilians University Munich have now succeeded in rebuilding ...
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