Definitions for bacteriorhodopsinbækˌtɪər i oʊ roʊˈdɒp sɪn
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Any of several related purple photosynthetic proteins, found in halobacteria, that act as proton pumps.
Bacteriorhodopsin is a protein used by Archaea, the most notable one being Halobacteria. It acts as a proton pump; that is, it captures light energy and uses it to move protons across the membrane out of the cell. The resulting proton gradient is subsequently converted into chemical energy.
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