Photosynthesis Used by Type of Sea Slug

Photosynthesis Used by Type of Sea Slug

Scientists are dumbfounded after discovering a type of sea slug that creates energy using photosynthesis. Though, this does not mean the sea slug is primarily a plant or has chloroplasts as the Earth’s flora do. Researchers have found that these slugs produce energy through photosynthesis by ingesting algae and then stealing its genes. A new […]

Photosynthesis Images Show Splitting of the Water Molecule

Photosynthesis Images Show Splitting of the Water Molecule

Photosynthesis includes a molecular step called splitting of the water molecule and new images of this step were reported in the journal Nature. The images were taken at Arizona State University with a new technique called femtosecond crystallography. Femtosecond crystallography uses a very powerful x-ray laser to create images of crystals before they explode because […]