bacterial photosynthesis


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bacterial photosynthesis

[bak′tir·ē·əl ‚fōd·ō′sin·thə·səs]
(microbiology)
Use of light energy to synthesize organic compounds in green and purple bacteria.
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Useful for researchers in cyanobacteria, bacterial photosynthesis, bacterial nitrogen fixation and symbiosis, these 16 papers describe the photosynthetic ancestors of chloroplasts in eukaryotes such as algae and plants, organisms thought to be the ancient colonizers of the earth.
DFL 44 contains the pufLM genes of the bacterial photosynthesis reaction center but did not produce bacteriochlorophyl a (Bchl a) under the conditions tested, and therefore is a putative aerobic, anoxygenic photosynthetic bacterium (12).