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Mesh term Photoreceptors, Microbial

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Proteins

Description

Light absorbing proteins and protein prosthetic groups found in certain microorganisms. Some microbial photoreceptors initiate specific chemical reactions which signal a change in the environment, while others generate energy by pumping specific ions across a cellular membrane.


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Bacteriochlorophylls
Rhodopsins, Microbial


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