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bacteriorhodopsin

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A purple pigment similar to rhodopsin occurring in the cell membranes of bacteria of the genus Halobacterium that converts sunlight directly into chemical energy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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