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Taras Pogorelov

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biophysics

Simulation reveals how bacterial organelle converts sunlight to chemical energy


Nov 14, 2019

Researchers used supercomputers to construct a 136 million-atom model of the chromatophore, a primitive light-harvesting structure in purple bacteria. The simulated organelle behaved just as it does in nature, the team reports.


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