Evolution of a Heavy Metal Homeostasis/Resistance Island Reflects Increasing Copper Stress in Enterobacteria.

@article{Staehlin2016EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of a Heavy Metal Homeostasis/Resistance Island Reflects Increasing Copper Stress in Enterobacteria.},
  author={Benjamin M. Staehlin and John G Gibbons and Antonis Rokas and Thomas V O'Halloran and Jason C Slot},
  journal={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          811-26
        }
}
Copper homeostasis in bacteria is challenged by periodic elevation of copper levels in the environment, arising from both natural sources and human inputs. Several mechanisms have evolved to efflux copper from bacterial cells, including thecus(copper sensing copper efflux system), andpco(plasmid-borne copper resistance system) systems. The genes belonging to these two systems can be physically clustered in a Copper Homeostasis and Silver Resistance Island (CHASRI) on both plasmids and… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 83 REFERENCES

A generationtime effect on the rate of molecular evolution in bacteria

  • AK Wernimont
  • Evolution
  • 2015

Bacterial antimicrobial metal ion resistance

  • S Hong, J Candelone, C Patterson, C Boutron
  • J Med Microbiol .
  • 2015

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…