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Functional quantum biology in photosynthesis and magnetoreception

  title={Functional quantum biology in photosynthesis and magnetoreception},
  author={Neill Lambert and Yueh-Nan Chen and Yuan‐Chung Cheng and Che-Ming Li and Guang-Yin Chen and Franco Nori},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
Is there a functional role for quantum mechanics or coherent quantum effects in biological processes? While this question is as old as quantum theory, only recently have measurements on biological systems on ultra-fast time-scales shed light on a possible answer. In this review we give an overview of the two main candidates for biological systems which may harness such functional quantum effects: photosynthesis and magnetoreception. We discuss some of the latest evidence both for and against… 

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