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Photosystems
Photosystems (CivBE)

Secondary technology of Tier 2

Science 1160 20xScienceBE
Requires Organics
Leads to None
Affinity

+25Harmony (CivBE) Harmony

Buildings enabled None
Improvements enabled None
Satellites enabled Solar Collector
Units enabled None
Notes

Allows the Solar Collector orbital unit. Improves the 20xFoodBE Food output of your Plantations.

"Like the sun, I shine upon my disciples. Like the flowers, they turn to me and blossom."

- Kavitha Thakur, Bhagavad 4

HistoryEdit

Understanding the protein complexes involved in photosynthesis in the primitive angiosperms of this planet became the goal of a small group of dedicated scientists after landing. After decades of research in photochemistry, they found that the thylakoid membranes of the algae and cyanobacteria of this planet could be stimulated by infusions of ferredoxin and quinone. Using genetic technology, this trait could be transferred to a broad range of flora, both native and Earth-derived. Efficiency of both photosystems I and II could be exponentially increased in controlled environment labs (termed “growlabs”), with dramatic increases in growth rate and yield of food and pharmacological crops the result. Research in native photosystems continues, with interest now focused on the operation of pheophytin and carotenoids in the photosynthesis process of local plants.

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