Key Photosynthesis Step Replicated: Scientists Learn …
UEA scientists to replicate photosynthesis | SMART Group
Our experiment had two replicates with one control in order to test whether or not blue light was the "best light" to yield maximum photosynthesis:
- Replicate #1: Blue ---> Red light after one week and then Red ---> Blue light for the last remaining week.
- Replicate #2: Red ---> Blue light after one week and then Blue ---> Red light for the last remaining week.
Scientists replicate a key process in photosynthesis
Cyanobacteria and plants use photosynthesis to make their own fuel from nothing more than CO2, water, and the sun's rays. Artificial photosynthesis is therefore any process that attempts to mimic nature by chemically storing solar energy inside of a fuel. Artificial photosynthesis also includes any technologies that attempts to replicate any part of the photosynthetic process. The term is often used to describe a variety of technologies, including the photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen fuel and oxygen gas, the use of photosynthetic microorganisms for biofuels, or the complete biomimicry of the photosynthetic reaction process to create chemical fuels.