Phytochelatin induction by selenate in Chlorella vulgaris, and regulation of effect by sulfate levels.

@article{Simmons2011PhytochelatinIB,
  title={Phytochelatin induction by selenate in Chlorella vulgaris, and regulation of effect by sulfate levels.},
  author={Denina Bobbie Dawn Simmons and R J Neil Emery},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={469-76}
}
Phytochelatins (PCs) are short metal detoxification peptides made from the sulfur-rich molecule glutathione. The production of PCs by algae caused by Se exposure has never been studied, although many algae accumulate Se, forming Se-rich proteins and peptides, and higher plants have demonstrated PC production when treated with Se; therefore, a goal of the… CONTINUE READING