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Plasmid-encoded copper resistance and precipitation by Mycobacterium scrofulaceum.

By F X Erardi, M L Failla and J O Falkinham


A copper-tolerant Mycobacterium scrofulaceum strain was able to remove copper from culture medium by sulfate-dependent precipitation as copper sulfide. Such precipitation of copper sulfide was not observed in a derivative that lacks a 173-kilobase plasmid. In addition, the plasmid-carrying strain has a sulfate-independent copper resistance mechanism

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1987
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