bacteriochlorophyllmedical dictionary

<microbiology, plant biology> Varieties of chlorophyll (bacteriochlorophylls a, b, c, d, e and g) found in photosynthetic bacteria and differing from plant chlorophyll in the substituents around the tetrapyrrole nucleus of the molecule and in the absorption spectra.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)