bacteriorhodopsin


bac·te·ri·o·rho·dop·sin

noun \bak-ˌtir-ē-ə-rō-ˈdäp-sin\

Definition of BACTERIORHODOPSIN

:  a purple-pigmented protein that is found in the outer membrane of a bacterium (Halobacterium salinarium syn. H. halobium) and that converts light energy into chemical energy in the synthesis of ATP

First Known Use of BACTERIORHODOPSIN

1971

bac·te·ri·o·rho·dop·sin

noun \bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-rō-ˈdäp-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BACTERIORHODOPSIN

: a purple-pigmented protein that is found in the outer membrane of a bacterium (Halobacterium salinarium synonym H. halobium) and that converts light energy into chemical energy in the synthesis of ATP

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