Biochemistry: a cadmium enzyme from a marine diatom.


The ocean biota contains a vast reservoir of genomic diversity. Here we present the sequence and preliminary characterization of a protein that is a cadmium-containing carbonic anhydrase from the marine diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii. The existence of a cadmium enzyme in marine phytoplankton may indicate that there is a unique selection pressure for… (More)


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@article{Lane2005BiochemistryAC, title={Biochemistry: a cadmium enzyme from a marine diatom.}, author={Todd W. Lane and Mak A. Saito and Graham N George and Ingrid J. Pickering and Roger C Prince and François M M Morel}, journal={Nature}, year={2005}, volume={435 7038}, pages={42} }