ferredoxin(redirected from Ferrodoxin)
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a nonheme iron-containing protein having a very low oxidation-reduction potential; the ferredoxins participate in electron transport in photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and various other biological processes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An iron-containing protein present in green plants and certain anaerobic bacteria that functions in electron transport reactions in biochemical processes, such as photosynthesis.
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ferredoxinan important iron-containing protein acting as an electron carrier in the ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM that operates in the LIGHT REACTIONS of PHOTOSYNTHESIS, particularly in NONCYCLIC PHOTOPHOSPHORYLATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005