How Bacteria Choose Phosphate

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  • Prof. Dr. Roger S. Goody

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    1. Department of Physical Biochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology, Otto-Hahn Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund (Germany)
    • Department of Physical Biochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology, Otto-Hahn Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund (Germany)
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Abstract

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Discriminating against arsenate: Determination of the structure of periplasmic phosphate binding proteins at very high resolution provides the basis for understanding the high discrimination of bacteria against arsenate. The results complete our insight into earlier erroneous conclusions on the ability of certain bacteria to use arsenate instead of phosphate.

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