Comment on "A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus"

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Abstract

Wolfe-Simon et al. (Research Articles, 3 June 2011, p. 1163; published online 2 December 2010) reported that bacterial strain GFAJ-1 can substitute arsenic for phosphorus in its biomolecules, including nucleic acids and proteins. Unfortunately, their study lacks crucial experimental evidence to support this claim and suffers from inadequate data and poor presentation and analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149b
JournalScience
Volume332
Issue number6034
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2011

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