Incredible First Glimpse at a Photosynthesis Process in Action

July 10, 2014 2:49 PM

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We all learned about photosynthesis back in middle school This week, researchers from Arizona State University revealed the water-splitting stages of photosynthesis in insane detail. Researchers described the results in a study called Serial time-resolved crystallography of photosystem II using a femtosecond X-ray laser. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.

“This study is the first step towards our ultimate goal of unraveling the secrets of water splitting and obtaining molecular movies of biomolecules,” said Petra Fromme, the study’s senior author, in a press release.

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