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2013-09-30 14:10:50

The outer membrane of bacteria contains many proteins that form tiny pores.

2013-07-10 15:19:39

Photosynthesis takes place in specialized membrane systems, made up of stacked disks linked together by unstacked planar leaflets.

Harvesting Electricity Directly From Plants
2013-05-09 11:27:25

The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy.

2011-10-19 12:55:53

How the light-harvesting complexes required for photosynthesis get to their site of action in the plant cell is reported by RUB biologists in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

2011-06-17 13:07:30

Although scientists have been able to sequence the genomes of many organisms, they still lack a context for associating the proteins encoded in genes with specific biological processes.

2010-01-27 10:49:10

As so-called primary producers, plants use solar energy to synthesize the foodstuffs that sustain other forms of life.

2008-06-24 03:02:21

By Ferreira, Fernando J Guo, Cathy; Coleman, John R Carbonic anhydrase (CA; EC 4.2.1.1) catalyzes the interconversion of CO^sub 2^ and HCO^sub 3^^sup -^ and is a major protein constituent of the C^sub 3^ higher plant chloroplast where it is presumed to play a role in photosynthetic carbon assimilation.

2008-06-24 03:02:20

By Matringe, Michel Ksas, Brigitte; Rey, Pascal; Havaux, Michel Vitamin E is a generic term for a group of lipid-soluble antioxidant compounds, the tocopherols and tocotrienols.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.