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Definition:A large enclosure of aggregated pigment, typically bacteriochlorophyll c (BChl c), that acts as a light-harvesting antenna structure and is characteristic of green photosynthetic bacteria (e.g. Chlorobiaceae). The BChl aggregates are organized into lamellar elements by pigment-pigment rather than pigment-protein interactions. Chlorosomes also contain BChl a, carotenoids, quinones, lipids, and proteins, and are attached to the cytoplasmic membrane via a BChl a-containing protein baseplate.
Synonyms:xref: Wikipedia:Chlorosome
 only_in_taxon: NCBITaxon:2 ! Bacteria;   NCBITaxon:2157 ! Archaea

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  cellular_component 19896
    cellular anatomical entity 19599
      organelle 13017
        non-membrane-bounded organelle 4845
          intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle 4845
            chlorosome 0
              chlorosome envelope 0
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