• natural photosynthesis
  • One way of using natural photosynthesis is for the production of a biofuel, which is an indirect process that suffers from low energy conversion efficiency (due to photosynthesis' own low efficiency in converting sunlight to biomass), the cost of harvesting and transporting the fuel, and conflicts due to the increasing need of land mass for food production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Govindjee
  • Professor Govindjee and his co-editors have done a magnificent work by producing an impressive lively picture of how the knowledge on Photosynthesis progressed during the twentieth century. (springer.com)
  • The book 'Discoveries in Photosynthesis', edited by Govindjee, J. Thomas Beatty, Howard Gest and John F. Allen, is a remarkable Encyclopedia of Research in Photosynthesis, its discoveries, and its difficulties during the last century. (springer.com)
  • Discoveries in Photosynthesis, edited by Govindjee, J.T. Beatty, H. Gest and J.F. Allen, is a splendid compendium of the great leaps forward in the research on photosynthesis, paralleling the advances in technology for the study of the life sciences in general. (springer.com)
  • energy
  • The rate of energy capture by photosynthesis is immense, approximately 100 terawatts, which is about six times larger than the power consumption of human civilization. (enn.com)
  • Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air. (nrel.gov)
  • With the development of catalysts able to reproduce the major parts of photosynthesis, water and sunlight would ultimately be the only needed sources for clean energy production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Photons at longer wavelengths do not carry enough energy to allow photosynthesis to take place. (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • Modern 'open system' photosynthesis systems remove the CO2 and water vapour by passage over soda lime and Drierite, then add CO2 at a controlled rate to give a stable CO2 concentration. (wikipedia.org)
  • describe
  • The reason PAR is preferred over other lighting metrics such as luminous flux and illuminance is that the latter is based on human perception of brightness, which is strongly green biased and does not accurately describe the quantity of light capable of causing photosynthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research
  • Glasgow scientists Professor Lee Cronin, Gardiner Chair of Chemistry, and Professor Mike Blatt, Regius Professor of Botany, will lead the UK efforts in two of four transatlantic research teams exploring ways to overcome limitations in photosynthesis which could then lead to ways of significantly increasing the yield of important crops for food production or sustainable bioenergy. (enn.com)
  • Three of the research projects will focus on improving a reaction driven by an enzyme called Rubisco, which is a widely recognized bottleneck in the photosynthesis pathway. (enn.com)
  • Conceived of as a way of summarizing the history of research advances in photosynthesis as of millennium 2000, the book evolved into a majestic and encyclopedic saga involving all of the basic sciences. (springer.com)
  • The personal perspectives are delightful, it is truly a "must own" book for its focus on the personal historical context surrounding most of the important breakthroughs in photosynthesis research. (springer.com)
  • In collaboration with Fay Bendall, he made his second great contribution to photosynthesis research with the discovery of the 'Z scheme' of electron transport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Photosynthesis Research. (wikipedia.org)