Microbial signal recognition stems from existing building blocks

Added: 13.01.2018 9:37 | 2 views | 0 comments

Source: journal.frontiersin.org
Source: journal.frontiersin.org

Scientists have characterized a protein that enables certain microorganisms to recognize and absorb ammonium in their environment. Ammonium is considered a toxin that pollutes ecosystems - but for these bacteria it represents an important nutrient and energy source.

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