Quantum biology may be thought of as the signatures of molecular-level quantum phenomena observed in biological systems at functional, cellular, or organism levels. For example, quantum effects in biological systems have been implicated in mechanisms for bird navigation, olfactory sensing, and photosynthesis. Here, we present an approach that reveals a novel domain of quantum biology: the control of the biological production of reactive oxygen species via coherent spin dynamics in a radical pair reaction. Our work builds on studies of complexes between reduced flavoenzymes and molecular oxygen, within the context of quantum biology and the radical pair mechanism.
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