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Optimizing photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into useful products [Registered]

Biological carbon fixation requires several enzymes to turn CO2 into biomass. Although this pathway evolved in plants, algae, and microorganisms over billions of years, many reactions and enzymes could aid in the production of desired chemical products instead of biomass. A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland have developed a synthetic pathway to “fix” carbon dioxide – converting it into organic compounds – more quickly than can be achieved by plants.…

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