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Name: Lauretta
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What role does bacteria hodospin play in various species of halobacterium?

Dear Lauretta,

Halobacteria are archae bacteriathat are highly salt resistant. Read about Halobacteria (I apologize for the jargon at this site) at

Your question probably had a spellin error. Rhodopsins are light harvesting proteins, and bacteriorhodopsin is a well-known and well-studied member of this family from halobacteria. You can read about this protein at the following webpage which is quite advanced in level:

Hope this answers your question

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar

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