Incorporation of tellurium into amino acids and proteins in a tellurium-tolerant fungi
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- Ramadan, S.E., Razak, A.A., Ragab, A.M. et al. Biol Trace Elem Res (1989) 20: 225. doi:10.1007/BF02917437
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Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus terreus, andPenicillium chrysogenum, a tellurium tolerant fungi, are able to grow on sulfur free medium amended with 0.2% (w/v) tellurite. Tellurium was incorporated into several types of low and high molecular weight proteins. The newly detected telluro-proteins contained an extraordinary high level of tellurium, as well as telluro-cysteine, telluro-cystine, telluro-methionine, and serine.