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bacteriorhodopsin

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pigmented membrane protein found in extremely halophilic archaea of the genus Halobacterium that converts light energy to chemical energy and is structurally similar to rhodopsin.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of several related purple photosynthetic proteins, found in halobacteria, that act as proton pumps.

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