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The diversity of mercury reductases among mercury-resistant bacteria.

Authors
  • Bogdanova, E S
  • Mindlin, S Z
  • Kalyaeva, E S
  • Nikiforov, V G
Type
Published Article
Journal
FEBS Letters
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Jul 18, 1988
Volume
234
Issue
2
Pages
280–282
Identifiers
PMID: 3134258
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two immunologically non-cross-reactive types of mercury reductases were found among Gram-negative and two among Gram-positive mercury-resistant environmental bacteria. Mercury reductases were further discriminated by 'spur' formation immunodiffusion tests. Immunologically indistinguishable mercury reductases were found among strains belonging to phylogenetically distant genera. This suggests a horizontal transfer of mercury resistance genes between these strains.

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