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Scientists Find Bacteria that Converts Light into Energy

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Scientists Find Bacteria that Converts Light into Energy

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Scientists Find Bacteria that Converts Light into Energy

Scientists Find Bacteria that Converts Light into Energy

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Scientists exploring the black waters around a deep-sea vent have discovered a bacterium that can convert light into energy. This is the first discovery of an organism that uses a source of light, other than the sun, in the process of photosynthesis.