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Exploring the Roots of Photosynthesis in a Soil-Dwelling Bacterium

Heliobacterium modesticaldum — a sun-loving, soil-dwelling, thermophilic bacterium — is thought to have a photosynthetic reaction center resembling the earliest common ancestor of all photosynthesis complexes. Researchers used X-ray crystallography at the Advanced Light Source to help understand its structure and role in the evolution of photosynthesis. More>

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