purple bacteria


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Noun1.purple bacteria - free-living Gram-negative pink to purplish-brown bacteria containing bacteriochlorophyll
phototrophic bacteria, phototropic bacteria - green and purple bacteria; energy for growth is derived from sunlight; carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon
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13 ( ANI ): Based on the theory that Earth's very first inhabitants were purple bacteria, a new study has claimed that purple planets are more likely to house alien life than any other planet.
Ian Mercer of University College Dublin, along with researchers at Imperial College London, flashed a light-absorbing protein from purple bacteria with a series of pulses lasting less than one ten-thousandth of a billionth of a second each.
From Leeds University, where he graduated in biochemistry, Carr advanced to Trinity College, Oxford, researching the metabolism of purple bacteria.