What enables a long chain of linked amino acids to perform highly specific molecular functions with machine-like precision?
Plants are icons of sustainability. They create critical products for other living organisms while utilizing waste products.
It is hard to fathom that such a highly complex, hierarchical mechanism of information storage on a microscopic scale could come about purely by chance.
So how did the paper determine that photosynthesis has an “overall simplicity,” despite the complexity just described?
According to Erika DeBenedictis, “one of the big limitations of biology are the basic building blocks themselves.”