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Researchers Decode Genetics of Rare Photosynthetic Bacterium
February 4, 2008
A bacterium that harvests far-red light by making a rare form of chlorophyll (chlorophyll d) has revealed its genetic secrets, according to a team of researchers who recently sequenced the bacteria's genome. The researchers, from Arizona State University and Washington University, St. Louis, report their findings in the current online edition (February 4) of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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