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Cytochrome

Cytochrome

  • a class of hemoprotein found in mitochondria that transport electron or protons(e.g. Hydrogen ions)(for instance during cell respiration or photosynthesis)
  • cytochromes are found in the mitochondrial inner membrane of eukaryotes, in the chloroplasts of plants, in photosynthetic microorganisms, as well as in bacteria
  • the “chrome” means color through which they are divided into groups based on their ability to absorb or transmit certain colors of light.


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