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Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of algae that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning. […]

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