Article, 2023

Bacterial dual phototrophy was demystified

In: Trends in Microbiology, ISSN 0966-842X, 1878-4380, Volume 31, 4, Pages 326-328, 10.1016/j.tim.2023.02.005

Contributors (1)

Zeng, Yonghui (Corresponding author) [1]


  1. [1] University of Copenhagen
  2. [NORA names: KU University of Copenhagen; University; Denmark; Europe, EU; Nordic; OECD]


Despite solid, growing genomic evidence for bacteria practicing bacteriochlorophyll and rhodopsin-based dual phototrophy, direct physiological proof has been lacking for over a decade until Kopejtka et al. recently solved the puzzle in an Alpine psychrophilic bacterium. Here, I highlight conceptual developments and address an overlooked, ecologically important phototrophic byproduct - heat.


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