Bacterial resistances to mercury and copper

@article{Morby1991BacterialRT,
  title={Bacterial resistances to mercury and copper},
  author={A. Morby and J. Parkhill and Barry T. O. Lee and N. Brown and D. Rouch and J. Camakaris and T. Williams},
  journal={Journal of Cellular Biochemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={46}
}
Heavy metals are toxic to living organisms. Some have no known beneficial biological function, while others have essential roles in physiological reactions. Mechanisms which deal with heavy metal stress must protect against the deleterious effects of heavy metals, yet avoid depleting the cell of a heavy metal which is also an essential nutrient. We describe the mechanims of resistance in Escherichia coli to two different heavy metals, mercury and copper. Resistance of E. coli to mercury is… Expand
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