Genome Research Challenges Previous Understanding of the Origin of Photosynthesis

Patrick Shih, JBEI Post-Doctoral Researcher and the study's co-first author. Photo credit: Majed Abolfazli Patrick Shih, a postdoctoral researcher at JBEI, collaborated with Caltech scientists, to reconstruct the evolutionary history of photosynthesis to provide new insight into the yet-unfolding story of its origins. The recent study titled, “Evolution of the 3-hydroxypropionate bicycle and recent transfer of anoxygenic photosynthesis into the Chloroflexi.” was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more in the Berkeley Lab News Center.