Biology of the Chlorophyll D-Containing Cyanobacterium Acaryochloris Marina

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Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments, 2007, 1, pp. 101 - 123
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Oxygenic phototrophs (cyanobacteria, algae and higher plants) primarily absorb solar energy in the visible spectral (400700 nm) region by use of various chlorophylls, while anoxygenic phototrophs are bacteria, which can absorb infrared wavelengths (>7001100 nm) by use of different bacteriochlorophylls (Overmann and Garcia-Pichel, 2004). Each of the groups also has a variety of characteristic antenna pigments and other accessory pigments that can enhance light capture and/or provide protection against excess actinic light and UV-radiation in specific habitats. However, amongst these broadly defined groups there are outlier organisms exhibiting atypical photopigmentation
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