Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2011, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (6): 694-704.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2011.00694

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On the Trends of Photosynthesis Research

Jianfeng Cheng1,2, Yungang Shen2*   

  1. 1Key Laboratory of Crop Physiology, Ecology and Genetic Breeding, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Agricultural University,Nanchang 330045, China;

    2Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Received:2011-07-08 Revised:2011-09-02 Online:2011-11-01 Published:2011-11-18
  • Contact: Yungang Shen

Abstract: Photosynthesis, the most important chemical reaction on earth and one of life's top 10 greatest inventions, plays a key role in biological evolution, biosphere formation and operation, human appearance and sustainable development of economy and society. According to recent international and national conferences on photosynthesis, current research covers wide fields and deep levels with more advanced techniques. Research emphases are on reaction mechanism, structure and function of photosynthesis; mechanisms of assembly, operation and regulation of photosynthetic apparatus; and photosynthesis and sustainable development of human society.