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  1. bacteriorhodopsin(Noun)

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

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  1. Bacteriorhodopsin

    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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