Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Dr. Hazel Barton
Dr. Jim Holda
Dr. Leah Shriver
Are bacteria capable of undergoing oxygenic photosynthesis under low-light conditions inside of caves? Inside of an Australian cave, Chlorophyll f was recently discovered. This chlorophyll pigment was found to demonstrate the capability for photosynthesis, suggesting that Chlorophyll f extends the spectrum of usable light needed for oxygenic photosynthesis (Lars, 2015). Due to the findings in this study, a team went to Carlsbad Caverns to see if there were any bacteria capable of undergoing oxygenic photosynthesis under low light.
Lonco, Danijela, "Photosynthetic Activity Under Low Light" (2018). Honors Research Projects. 774.
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