photosynthetic organisms

‘Safety valve’ protects photosynthesis from excess light


November 26th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that specific proteins in algae can act as a safety valve to dissipate excess absorbed light energy before it can wreak havoc ... Read more...

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Algae survived dino-killing mass extinction event 65 million years ago


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found out that at least some forms of microscopic marine life like algae survived the mass extinction event caused ... Read more...

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Method to detect contaminants in water has broader applications than previously reported


August 30th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new research has shown that the method to detect contaminants in municipal water supplies that uses algae as sentinels has broader applications than previously reported. The research ... Read more...

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New anlaysis challenges key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A fresh analysis of ancient rocks from the Australian outback has challenged key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth. Back in 1999, 2.7-billion-year-old shale from the ... Read more...

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Antarctic Peninsula is changing fast, thanks to global warming


July 11th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the ecosystem of the Antarctic Peninsula is changing fast, driven by warming waters and a loss of sea ice. According to a report in ... Read more...

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