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Amino acid sequence of cadmium-binding peptide induced in a marine diatom,Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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Kawaguchi, S., Maita, Y. Amino acid sequence of cadmium-binding peptide induced in a marine diatom,Phaeodactylum tricornutum . Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 45, 893–899 (1990).

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