Genetics Unzipped: Let there be light: the origins of photosynthesis
Posted by Kat Arney, on 22 September 2022
“It would take a further 1 billion years or so for life to emerge in the form of simple bacteria-like cells, but pretty soon after that, these early organisms figured out how to do something that would literally change the world. And that thing? Photosynthesis.”Dr Kat Arney
In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re turning the lights on, looking back at the origins of photosynthesis and the mysteries of the chloroplast genome. From The King James Bible to The Great Oxygen Catastrophe, every lungful of air you breathe has a remarkable story.
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