Definition of Phycobilisome

1. Noun. A light-harvesting antenna in cyanobacteria, red algae and glaucophytes. ¹



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Medical Definition of Phycobilisome

1. An accessory light energy harvesting structure in cyanobacteria. They have cores of allophycocyanin with radiating rods composed of discs of phycocyanin and phycoerythrin. Linker polypeptides attach the core to the thylakoid membranes. These structures, 20-70 nm across, contain the pigments named above that transfer light energy to chlorophyll A. The pigments are extracted and used as fluorochromes for labelling various probe reagents. Origin: Gr. Soma = body (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phycobilisome

phurbas
phurcalite
phut
phuts
phutted
phutting
phwoarr
phy ed
phycite
phyco-
phycobilin
phycobilins
phycobiliprotein
phycobiliproteins
phycobilisome (current term)
phycobilisomes
phycobiont
phycochrome
phycochromes
phycocyanin
phycocyanin alpha-subunit phycocyanobilin lyase
phycocyanins
phycocyanobilin
phycocyanobilins
phycodnaviridae
phycoerythrin
phycoerythrine
phycoerythrins
phycoerythrobilin

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