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  • n. Plural form of chlorosome.

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Examples

  • The bacteria contain structures called chlorosomes, which contain up to 250,000 chlorophylls.

    New Energy Source? | Impact Lab

  • Cab. thermophilum carries its chlorophyll in antenna-like structures known as chlorosomes, each of which holds an estimated 250,000 chlorophyll molecules.

    Penn State Live

  • The pictures revealed that chlorophyll molecules inside chlorosomes have a nanotube shape.

    New Energy Source? | Impact Lab

  • Next, the team isolated chlorosomes from the mutant and the wild-type forms of the bacteria and used cryo-electron microscopy — a type of electron microscopy that is performed at super-cold cryogenic temperatures — to take pictures of the chlorosomes.

    New Energy Source? | Impact Lab

  • Scientists typically characterize molecular structures using X-ray crystallography, a technique that determines the arrangement of atoms in a molecule and ultimately gives information that can be used to create a picture of the molecule; however, X-ray crystallography could not be used to characterize the chlorosomes in green bacteria because the technique only works for molecules that are uniform in size, shape, and structure.

    New Energy Source? | Impact Lab

  • Because they have been so difficult to study, the chlorosomes in green bacteria are the last class of light-harvesting complexes to be characterized structurally by scientists.

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  • Next, the team isolated chlorosomes from the mutant and the wild-type forms of the bacteria and used cryo-electron microscopy -- a type of electron microscopy that is performed at super-cold cryogenic temperatures -- to take pictures of the chlorosomes.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • "The mutant bacterium's chlorosomes contain only one set of tubes, whereas the wild-type chlorosomes contain many tubes, each arranged in a unique pattern, like those andouille sausages."

    Nano Tech Wire

  • "The interactions that lead to the assembly of the chlorophylls in chlorosomes are rather simple, so they are good models for artificial systems," he said.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • “The mutant bacterium’s chlorosomes contain only one set of tubes, whereas the wild-type chlorosomes contain many tubes, each arranged in a unique pattern, like those andouille sausages.”

    New Energy Source? | Impact Lab

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