from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or employing photosynthesis
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to photosynthesis or the power of certain wavelengths of light to promote chemical combination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or using or formed by photosynthesis
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats produces pornography for houseplants, "featuring uncensored acts of explicit pollination, filmed in photosynthetic silhouette for projection onto the exposed foliage of bushes and brambles ..."
The white and green plants, caught in photosynthetic stasis, did not shadow the evolution of grief.
In 1982, Hartmut Michel developed a new isolation procedure that helped him obtain the first crystals of a four-protein complex, called a photosynthetic reaction centre, that is crucial to the process of photosynthesis in the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis.
For example, the process always begins when energy from light is absorbed by proteins called photosynthetic reaction centers that contain chlorophylls.
In nature, positioning of molecules with sub-nanometer precision is routine, and crucial to the operation of biological complexes such as photosynthetic complexes.
However, in very small-scale systems such as photosynthetic molecules, quantum effects come into play making it difficult for scientists to explain how photosynthetic molecules are able to transport energy with remarkably high efficiency.
Clokie MRJ, Millard A, Cook A, Wilson WH, et al. (2005) The genome of S-PM2, a "photosynthetic" T4-type bacteriophage that infects marine
Jolitz explained that her software simulation of how a photosynthetic organism found under rocks could survive on Mars could mean life exists there.
The process affects the full spectrum of wildlife in the aquatic ecosystem at all life stages -- from tiny photosynthetic organisms to fish, shrimp, crabs, birds and marine mammals.
Michel, then at the Max-Planck-Institut in Martinsried, managed to crystallize a photosynthetic reaction center after
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.