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Microbe May Push Photosynthesis Into Deep Water

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Science  24 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5730, pp. 1855
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5730.1855

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The announcement this week of a bacterium that appears to derive energy from light despite living in the inky depths of an ocean threatens to overthrow the dogma that photosynthesis depends on the sun.