bacteriorhodopsin(redirected from Bacteriorhodopsins)
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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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bac•te•ri•o•rho•dop•sin(bækˌtɪər i oʊ roʊˈdɒp sɪn)
a protein complex that contains retinal and is used by halobacteria for photosynthesis instead of chlorophyll.
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