photosynthetic bacteria


photosynthetic bacteria
Bacteria that are able to carry out photosynthesis. Light is absorbed by bacteriochlorophyll and carotenoids. Two principal classes are the green bacteria and the purple bacteria.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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