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An iron-containing protein present in green plants and certain anaerobic bacteria that functions in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.


(Biology) an iron- and sulphur-containing protein found in plants and microorganisms and involved in photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation


(ˌfɛr əˈdɒk sɪn)

any of a group of red-brown proteins containing iron and sulfur and acting as an electron carrier during photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, or oxidation-reduction reactions.
[1962; < Latin fer(rum) iron + redox + -in1]
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The proteins belonging to this group are ferredoxins, which represent the iron-sulphur cluster that performs the intermediate step in the electron transfer chain, transferring electrons from the flavoprotein to the terminal dioxygenase (Bertini et al.
a) 2FE-2S_FER_1 Motif, or ferredoxins, iron-sulfur binding region signature.
Amino acid sequences of ferredoxins from Atropa belladonna and Hyoscyamus niger: Their similarities to those in other tropane-alkaloid-containing plants.