bacteriorhodopsin definition

  • noun:
    • A purple pigment comparable to rhodopsin occurring in cellular membranes of bacteria of the genus Halobacterium that converts sunlight directly into substance power.
    • any one of a number of associated purple photosynthetic proteins, present in halobacteria, that act as proton pumps.

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