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Vibrations enhance spinach photosynthesis

Molecular vibrations play an important part in enhancing photosynthesis, researchers from the University of Michigan have found.

By shooting short pulses of light and measuring photosynthesis at a molecular level, the researchers were able to observe and identify specific molecular vibrations, which when functioning properly enhance photosynthesis.

The researchers hope that this discovery will open up the possibility of reverse engineering this process, paving the way for advances in biofuels and artificial photosynthetic systems.

Read more at The University of Michigan

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