Engineered, Solid-State Processes for Enhanced Biosolar Hydrogen Production and Exploitation of Solar Energy with Tailored Light-Harvesting Systems
Final rept. 15 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2012
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS
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This report will provide a final summary of project accomplishments, emphasizing those of approximately the past year of the project. Annual reports previously submitted to AFOSR are incorporated herein by reference. Most recently, we used DNA microarray analyses to characterize stress responses of wild-type Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 cells encapsulated in different gel formulations. We also characterized photosynthetic activity, encapsulation protocols, and hydrogen production from photoantennae mutants of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. In addition, we continued exploring the diffusion of dissolved ions encapsulated in silica gel.