Cyanobacteria produce arsenosugars

  title={Cyanobacteria produce arsenosugars},
  author={Shin-ichi Miyashita and C Fujiwara and Mikio Tsuzuki and Toshikazu Kaise},
  journal={Environmental Chemistry},
Environmental context Although arsenic is known to accumulate in both marine and freshwater ecosystems, the pathways by which arsenic is accumulated and transferred in freshwater systems are reasonably unknown. This study revealed that freshwater cyanobacteria have the ability to produce arsenosugars from inorganic arsenic compounds. The findings suggest that not only algae, but cyanobacteria, play an important role in the arsenic cycle of aquatic ecosystems. Abstract Metabolic processes of… Expand

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