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Light-driven Ion Pumps and Sensors

Light-driven Ion Pumps and Sensors

In the Light-driven Ion Pumps and Sensors animation, the Halobacterium species is the subject under study. Halobacterium species have membranes that serve as solar panels and these solar panels contain pumps. The pumps use sunlight energy to pump protons out of the cell. This animation provides a visualization of how this process functions.  

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