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Reaction previously believed detrimental for photosynthesis proves to be beneficial

Reaction previously believed detrimental for photosynthesis proves to be beneficial

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 Finnish researchers have demonstrated that photoinhibition of photosystem I, which reduces the effectiveness of photosynthesis, is actually a plant’s self-defense mechanism against more extensive harm. The research was funded by […]