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Computational analysis of fungal genomes revealed that some early-branching fungi use selenocysteine, the selenium-containing amino acid, that was thought to be missing from proteins in this lineage.

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Fig. 1: Presence and absence of selenoproteins in eukaryotes.


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Castellano, S. Selenium strikes back at fungi. Nat Microbiol 4, 726–727 (2019).

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