What is photosynthesis?-A broader and inclusive view

Lars Olof Björn, Dmitry Shevela, Govindjee Govindjee

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    In general, the word, photosynthesis, is considered synonymous with oxygenic photosynthesis, a process by which cyanobacteria, algae, aquatic, and terrestrial plants produce oxygen and carbohydrates, using light (photons), water and carbon dioxide. Further, we have anoxygenic bacterial photosynthesis where oxygen is not evolved, but a substrate, other than water, is oxidized, and rhodopsin-type systems, where ATP is produced. In principle, one could expand the concept of the term photosynthesis, provided appropriate caveats are added, to include lightdriven assimilation of molecular nitrogen, photoproduction of molecular hydrogen, and even synthesis of vitamin D in skin. We conclude with a glimpse of the rapidly developing field of artificial photosynthesis.

    Titel på värdpublikationA Closer Look at Photosynthesis
    FörlagNova Science Publisher Inc.
    Antal sidor43
    ISBN (elektroniskt)9798886978612
    ISBN (tryckt)9798886978155
    StatusPublished - 2023 juni

    Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

    • Biokemi och molekylärbiologi


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