Scientists think that algae can unlock the secrets of photosynthesis

May 23, 2022

In the "largest functional genomic study to date of a photosynthetic organism", study published in Nature Genetics, scientists from Carnegie and their collaborators " could inform strategies for improving agricultural yields and mitigating climate change."

"Photosynthesis is the biochemical process by which plants, algae and certain bacteria can convert the sun's energy into chemical energy in the form of carbohydrates."

"Co-authors of the paper also include Friedrich Fauser, Josep Vilarrasa-Blasi, José Dinneny, Rick Kim and Robert Jinkerson from Carnegie, as well as collaborators from Stanford University, the University of California, Riverside, Duke University, the University of California, San Francisco, UCLA, the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory."
This was a U.S. National Science Foundation funded research.

Can algae unlock the secrets of photosynthesis? / National Science Foundation