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Group translocation

Definition
noun
A mechanism utilized by bacteria to transport a compound into their cell by first allowing the compound to bind with protein on the cell surface followed by altering its chemical structure during its passage across the membrane.
Supplement
An example is PEP group translocation or the phosphotransferase system, which is a distinct method used by bacteria for sugar uptake where the source of energy is from phosphoenolpyruvate.


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