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Biotechnology - 2008

Using a Poison to Turn Sunlight into Food

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=using-a-poison-to-turn-sunlight-into...
Scanned by: jcchan over 9 years ago
"Arsenic, a deadly poison, kills by blocking the ability of cells to produce and consume energy. Yet, some red and green slime mats in briny hot springs in Mono Lake, Calif., use the potent compound rather than water to carry energy during photosynthesis (the process used by bacteria and plants that converts sunlight into food) new research in Science reveals."
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arsenic, poison, toxic, bacteria, food, spring

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