Photosynthesis from infrared

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Photosynthesis from infrared

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Re: Photosynthesis from infrared

Post by shpalman » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:02 pm

plodder wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:50 pm
This has... implications

https://mobile.twitter.com/AdamRutherfo ... 8226696205
From what I gathered on a quick skim of the paper, they're photosynthesizing from light at 7—800 nm and 4—500 nm, just that they're getting these photons (in tiny numbers) from the tail of a Black Body radiation curve which is peaked in the infrared.

Also, the paper is from 2005 so all those implications have already been implicated I assume.
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Re: Photosynthesis from infrared

Post by plodder » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:17 am

Still nuts mind you

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Re: Photosynthesis from infrared

Post by shpalman » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:40 am

Nuts in an impressive biology way, rather than a complete violation of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics way.
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Re: Photosynthesis from infrared

Post by TimW » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:56 pm

So if life on earth originated in deep sea hydrothermal vents, could this be the original form of photosynthesis, and the evolutionary route to other ways of life?

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