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Photosynthesis more ancient than thought, and most living things could do it

Photosynthesis more ancient than thought, and most living things could do it

Inspired by water transport in natural leaves (shown), researchers have created a synthetic, microfabricated «leaf» that can generate power from evaporative flow. Image credit: pdphoto.org Most modern bacteria descended from ancestors who could convert the Sun’s energy to fuel more than 3.5 billion years ago. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and cyanobacteria […]