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  • Some aquatic plants depend on the landscape for photosynthesis - Researchers found that not only are freshwater aquatic plants affected by climate, they are also shaped by the surrounding landscape. When in an environment where CO2 is limited, aquatic plants use strategies to extract carbon from bicarbonate. Scientists identified patterns across ecoregions around the globe and discovered a direct link between the availability of catchment bicarbonate and the ability of aquatic plants to extract carbon from that bicarbonate.
  • Genes borrowed from bacteria allowed plants to move to land - Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land, according to a new study.
  • Architecture of a bacterial power plant decrypted - Scientists have determined the structure of the bacterial enzyme cytochrome bd oxidase. Since humans do not have this type of oxidase, this enzyme could be an target for novel antibiotics.