Endosymbiosis and The Origin of Eukaryotes

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The endosymbiosis theory postulates that

The Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter

The fluorescence-activated cell sorter is a machine that can rapidly separate the cells in a suspension on the basis of size and the color of their fluorescence.

It works like this:

  • A cell suspension containing cells labeled with a fluorescent dye is directed into a thin stream so that all the cells pass in single file. The dye is coupled to a monoclonal antibody and binds to those cells coated with the antigen for which the antibody is

Photosynthesis: Pathway of Carbon Fixation

Photosynthesis is the synthesis of organic molecules using the energy of light. For the sugar glucose (one of the most abundant products of photosynthesis) the equation is:

6CO2 + 12H2O -> C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2

A description of the experiments that led to this equation are described in Discovering the Secrets of Photosynthesis.

Light provides the energy to: