Development of Tolerance for Copper in Cyanobacteria Repeatedly Exposed to Its Toxic Effect
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- Shavyrina, O.B., Gapochka, L.D. & Azovskii, A.I. Biology Bulletin (2001) 28: 183. doi:10.1023/A:1009423201364
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Experiments on cyanobacterial cultures showed that initial exposure to copper at concentrations of 0.01–0.05 mg/l not only has a direct toxic effect, but also significantly modifies the copper tolerance of cyanobacteria for repeated exposure. The response to repeated exposure and the mechanism of tolerance depend on the strength of the initial effect of copper and the extent of heterogeneity of the initial cyanobacterial population.