The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

A Penn State-led research team that includes Plant Biology IGDP student Ming-Yang Ho has identified a gene needed to expand light harvesting in photosynthesis into the far-red-light spectrum, providing clues to the development of oxygen-producing photosynthesis, an evolutionary advance that changed the history of life on Earth.
http://news.psu.edu/story/416867/2016/07/07/research/new-clues-could-help-scientists-harness-power-photosynthesis