Mn2+ and Co2+ toxicity in chlorophyll biosynthesis

K. Csatorday, Z. Gombos, B. Szalontai

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The metal ion-induced inhibition of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis was studied in the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans. The accumulation of protoporphyrin and Mg protoporphyrin due to the effect of Co2+ and Mn2+ treatment, respectively, pointed to two different sites of inhibition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-478
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number2 I
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

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