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Effect of thiol compounds and flavins on mercury and organomercurial degrading enzymes in mercury resistant aquatic bacteria

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Pahan, K., Ray, S., Gachhui, R. et al. Effect of thiol compounds and flavins on mercury and organomercurial degrading enzymes in mercury resistant aquatic bacteria. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 44, 216–223 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01700139

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Keywords

  • Enzyme
  • Waste Water
  • Mercury
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution