Global oxygen photosynthesis

Global oxygen photosynthesis

The green reflects strong oxygen photosynthesis on Earth. Before it evolved, life on the planet was mostly single-cell, and life as we know it would die off without it. Photosynthesis is not in acute danger, but there are stresses that can break it down. Studying it may allow humanity to tweak it in the future, if ever needed, or even in the present to increase crop productivity. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / press photo

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

Categories
Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
PS II, photosystem II, PS 2, photosynthesis, oxygen, tyrosine, vibrational spectroscopy, breathable oxygen, O2, calcium, metal cluster, ligand, manganese cluster, chlorophyll, catalyst, electrocatalyst
Status
  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 11, 2018 - 11:22am
  • Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018 - 11:22am