Cadmium Toxicity to Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 and Its Microcystin-Lacking Mutant

@inproceedings{Huang2015CadmiumTT,
  title={Cadmium Toxicity to Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 and Its Microcystin-Lacking Mutant},
  author={Bin Huang and Shen Xu and Aijun Miao and Lin Xiao and Liu-yan Yang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The adverse effects of microcystin (MC) produced by cyanobacteria have drawn considerable attention from the public. Yet it remains unclear whether MC confers any benefits to the cyanobacteria themselves. One suggested function of MC is complexation, which may influence the bioaccumulation and toxicity of trace metals. To test this hypothesis, we examined Cd toxicity to wild-type Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806 (WT) and its MC-lacking mutant (MT) under nutrient-enriched (+NP), phosphorus… CONTINUE READING