Thinking About the Evolution of Photosynthesis

@article{Olson2004ThinkingAT,
  title={Thinking About the Evolution of Photosynthesis},
  author={John Melvin Olson and Robert Eugene Blankenship},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={80},
  pages={373-386}
}
Photosynthesis is an ancient process on Earth. Chemical evidence and recent fossil finds indicate that cyanobacteria existed 2.5–2.6 billion years (Ga) ago, and these were certainly preceded by a variety of forms of anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. Carbon isotope data suggest autotrophic carbon fixation was taking place at least a billion years earlier. However, the nature of the earliest photosynthetic organisms is not well understood. The major elements of the photosynthetic apparatus are… 
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