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A substance in photosensitive bacteria that is related to but different from chlorophyll of higher plants.A type of chlorophyll that is used by photosynthetic bacteria. Many of these bacteria also use bacterioviridin for photosynthetic purposes.

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Bacterial Taxonomy

... The deeply branching bacteria are all autotrophs. For example, the Chloroflexi are the green nonsulfur bacteria , which are phototrophs containing bacteriochlorophyll. Why do deeply branching bacteria prefer conditions similar to what the early Earth was like? Assuming that all taxonomic groups ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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by Cat
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bacteriochlorophylls
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Re: Does all photosynthesis use CO2?

OK, bad shot http://www.oxygraphics.co.uk/anoxy.htm "Although the amount of bacteriochlorophyll in these photoheterotrophs is lower than in other photosynthetic bacteria, they are capable of fixing CO2 during photosynthesis, and light enhances their growth." ...

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by JackBean
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Does all photosynthesis use CO2?
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The Fiber Disease

... are presented. http://w3fusion.ph.utexas.edu/ifs/reports2003.html http://w3fusion.ph.utexas.edu/ifs/reports2006.html dual use Development of novel bacteriochlorophyll−based drugs for photochemotherapy recombination and repair in plants: DNA mismatch repair and recombination between divergent ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Chlorophyll, is it the only photosynthesis pigment?

... phicobilinic pigments. So, NO, chlorophyll is not the only pigment used in photosynthesis Photosynthetit bacteria have only one type of pigment: bacteriochlorophyll, but that is a different story...

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by MrMistery
Sun May 15, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Chlorophyll, is it the only photosynthesis pigment?
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