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Process For Chameleon-like Changes In World's Most Abundant Phytoplankton Uncovered
2012-11-27 10:36:33

An international team of biologists led by Indiana University's David M. Kehoe has identified both the enzyme and molecular mechanism critical for controlling a chameleon-like process that allows one of the world's most abundant ocean phytoplankton, once known as blue-green algae, to maximize light harvesting for photosynthesis.

Early Cyanobacteria Samples Tested For Building Blocks Of Life
2012-11-13 05:53:25

Before DNA became the Earth's primary genetic material over 3.5 million years ago, scientists believe forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What came before RNA, though?

How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity Mapped By NASA
2012-11-02 06:46:06

A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.

Key To Controlling Fruit Ripening Could Be In The Functions Of Chloroplasts
2012-11-01 14:51:47

Biologists may have unearthed the potential to manipulate the functions of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells responsible for photosynthesis.

Oxygen's Rise And Fall In The Early Atmosphere And Ocean
2012-10-23 20:44:52

UC Riverside-led research team finds evidence for a dramatic rise in early oxygen about 2.3 billion years ago followed, more surprisingly, by an equally impressive fall

2012-10-01 14:19:07

Recently, a mysterious seed fern, Lepidopteris baodensis sp. nov., dating to more than 251 million years ago (Ma), was discovered at the Baijiagou of Baode, Shanxi, China, from the Upper Permian Sunjiagou Formation.

Green Solution In Fight Against Greenhouse Gases
2012-09-24 04:53:29

Researchers are working on safer, more cost-effective carbon capture technology that could help overcome some of the obstacles currently facing projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases and combat global climate changes.

Marine Microbes Engage In Unusual Symbiosis
2012-09-22 09:56:42

A study published in this week's issue of Science shows how tiny single-celled algae and a high specialized bacteria have formed a partnership that helps keep the ocean fertilized. This symbiotic pair takes nitrogen from the atmosphere and "fixes" it into a form that other organisms can use.


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