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Curr Biol. 2002 Sep 3;12(17):R588-90.

Algal rhodopsins: phototaxis receptors found at last.

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Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville 20850, USA. ridge@carb.nist.gov

Abstract

The discovery of two distinct Chlamydomonas sensory receptors responsible for phototaxis reveals additional diversity among the microbial rhodopsins. Sequence and architecture comparisons among this growing family highlight key components for light-responsive functions.

PMID:
12225679
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(02)01099-0
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