What if humans had photosynthetic skin?

The series “Imaginary Earths” speculates what the world might be like if one key aspect of life changed, whether related to the planet or humanity. Green skin is common in science fiction, from little green men to Hera Syndulla from “Star Wars Rebels” to Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” But what if green skin […]

Flag leaves could help top off photosynthetic performance in rice

The flag leaf is the last to emerge, indicating the transition from crop growth to grain production. Photosynthesis in this leaf provides the majority of the carbohydrates needed for grain filling–so it is the most important leaf for yield potential. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) found […]

Flag leaves could help top off photosynthetic performance in rice — ScienceDaily

The flag leaf is the last to emerge, indicating the transition from crop growth to grain production. Photosynthesis in this leaf provides the majority of the carbohydrates needed for grain filling — so it is the most important leaf for yield potential. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute […]

Christmas trees can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut

How can conifers that are used for example as Christmas trees keep their green needles over the boreal winter when most trees shed their leaves? Science has not provided a good answer to this question but now an international team of scientists, including researchers from Umeå University, has deciphered that a short-cut in the photosynthetic […]

Conifers can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut — ScienceDaily

How can conifers that are used, for example, as Christmas trees, keep their green needles over the boreal winter when most trees shed their leaves? Science has not provided a good answer to this question but now an international team of scientists, including researchers from Umeå University, has deciphered that a short-cut in the photosynthetic […]

Repairing the photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco — ScienceDaily

Manajit Hayer-Hartl, head of the research group “Chaperonin-assisted Protein Folding,” has a long-standing interest in the central enzyme of photosynthesis called Rubisco. Her team has already reported on many of the interacting partners of Rubisco that are required for the folding and assembly of this highly abundant protein. In the current study, they have elucidated […]