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Engineering Bacteria to Create Biofuels, Green Energy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Cheryl Kerfeld and her team are working to make it possible to power the world in a healthy, sustainable way by applying engineering approaches…

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Pros, Cons of Tinkering with Plants’ Light-Harvesting Capacity

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
cyanobacteria

We all learned about photosynthesis in school: Plants convert light energy into chemical energy, and that fuels most of the planet’s living beings. Yes… but not quite. Beronda…

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MSU Builds ‘Test Track’ to Improve Crop Performance

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging

Michigan State University researchers have introduced a new Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging (DEPI) system to “test-drive” plants so scientists and plant breeders can improve growth rates, hardiness, yields, and other results. “One way…

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Kramer Receives National Award for Photosynthesis Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the recipient of the American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award. This award was…

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Molecule ‘Moves’ to Protect Against Too Much Sun

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A team led by Cheryl Kerfeld, the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Lab, has documented that one molecule within a photosynthesis-producing bacteria…

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