Gold nanoclusters turn bacteria into photosynthetic machines

Hao’s work on gold cluster-bacteria photosynthetic biohybrid system has been reported by Physics World.

This work has also been reported in College of Chemistry website.

Video above: When fed gold nanoclusters, the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica is transformed into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system that converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into useful chemicals for solar fuels.