Bacteriorhodopsin meaning

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A pigmented membrane protein found in extremely halophilic archaea of the genus Halobacterium that converts light energy to chemical energy and is structurally similar to rhodopsin.
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A purple protein containing retinal and found in the plasma membrane of certain bacteria (genus Halobacterium): it directly supplies electrochemical energy from sunlight.
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A pigmented membrane protein found in extremely halophilic archaea of the genus Halobacterium that converts light energy to chemical energy and is structurally similar to rhodopsin.
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(biochemistry) Any of several related purple photosynthetic proteins, found in halobacteria, that act as proton pumps.
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