Predicting cadmium toxicity with the kinetics of phytochelatin induction in a marine diatom.

@article{Wu2019PredictingCT,
  title={Predicting cadmium toxicity with the kinetics of phytochelatin induction in a marine diatom.},
  author={Yun Wu and Yue Yuan and Hezhong Yuan and Wei Zhang and Li Zhang},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2019},
  volume={207},
  pages={
          101-109
        }
}
Phytochelatin (PC) synthesis is thought to be a rapid and specific response to metal exposure in marine phytoplankton, but its potential as a predictor of metal toxicity is far from conclusive. Thus this research examines the bioaccumulation, PC induction, and toxicity of Cadmium (Cd) in Thalassiosira weissflogii, a coastal diatom under varying nutrient conditions. Nitrogen limitation strongly inhibited Cd uptake and PC induction at the same [Cd2+] level, and increased metal sensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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