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Algal Rhodopsins: Phototaxis Receptors Found at Last

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Author(s)

K D. Ridge

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.
Citation
Current Biology
Volume
12
Issue
No. 17

Keywords

chlamydomonas, membrane protein, photocurrent, phototaxis retinal, rhodopsin, sensory, signal transduction

Citation

Ridge, K. (2002), Algal Rhodopsins: Phototaxis Receptors Found at Last, Current Biology (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created September 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017