Scientist constructs artificial photosynthetic cells

Source: Science Daily

Scientists build artificial cells as models of primitive cells. Research team have constructed artificial cells using minimal components that are able to supply energy to drive gene expression inside a microcompartment, thus these artificial cells can produce energy that helps synthesize parts of the cells themselves. This work marks an important milestone in constructing artificial autotrophic cells, and may shed light on how primordial cells used sunlight as an energy source early in life’s history.

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