photosynthesis without bacteriochlorophyll?
Michael F. Hynes
hynes at acs.ucalgary.ca
Tue Apr 9 15:55:02 EST 1996
hua <hua at uh.edu> wrote:
>Please help!!! Does anyone know if there is a photosynthetic mode of
>metabolism in bacteria that occurs in the absence of bacteriochlorophyll
>or even chlorophyll?
Yes in some of the halophilic Archaebacteria there is a mechanism
using bacteriorhodopsin which is essentially a light driven
proton pump. This system is described in nearly every introductory
Microbiology text book (eg. Brock and Madigan) and most biochemistry
text books too
More information about the Microbio