Understanding cellular responses to toxic agents: a model for mechanism-choice in bacterial metal resistance

@article{Rouch1995UnderstandingCR,
  title={Understanding cellular responses to toxic agents: a model for mechanism-choice in bacterial metal resistance},
  author={Dr. Duncan A. Rouch and Barry Lee and Andy P. Morby},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={132-141}
}
Bacterial resistances to metals are heterogeneous in both their genetic and biochemical bases. Metal resistance may be chromosomally-, plasmid- or transposonencoded, and one or more genes may be involved; at the biochemical level at least six different mechanisms are responsible for resistance. Various types of resistance mechanisms can occur singly or in combination and for a particular metal different mechanisms of resistance can occur in the same species. To understand better the diverse… CONTINUE READING

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