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Functional significance of interhelical interactions between aspartic acid and cysteine residues in microbial rhodopsin

proton-pump type microbial rhodopsins

Microbial rhodopsins are photoreceptive seven-transmembrane proteins that contain all-trans retinal as a chromophore. Upon photon absorption, these proteins undergo a cycling photoreaction, where first the initial trans-to-cis isomerization of retinal induced by illumination leads to the formation

An algal infection (protothecosis) in a cat

This case report describes a cat with inflammation caused by an infection with a particular type of algae named Prototheca. The evoked clinical disease is called protothecosis. Prototheca species and their occurrence in the environment. Prototheca species

Biodiesel synthesis in response to individual short chain fatty acids during mixotrophic mode of microalgal cultivation

Growing concern over fuel crisis and global climate change has led to substantial investment and research into alternative fuel sources. In this prospect, photosynthetic organisms have huge potential for biofuels production in a carbon neutral way with

Water-saving microfilm has minimal algal impact

Technologies that reduce evaporation are attractive to water managers, as the annual amount of water evaporating from water storages can be more than the annual consumption of water for domestic and industrial purposes combined. The application of