Sunday, November 06, 2005

SAR11: Proteorhodopsin: Odd Energy Mechanism In Bacteria Analyzed

Odd Energy Mechanism In Bacteria Analyzed: "SAR11 has its own mechanism to use sunlight energy that does not involve chlorophyll. Rather, it uses retinal, the same protein used by the eyes of animals and humans to detect light, and serves as a 'proton pump' to energize the cell membrane. "


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