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Appl Environ Microbiol. Feb 1989; 55(2): 526–528.
PMCID: PMC184147

In Vitro Evolution and Preliminary Characterization of a Cadmium-Resistant Population of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii


A cadmium-tolerant population of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was derived from a Cd-sensitive cell wall-deficient strain by long-term selection in liquid culture. A comparison of Cd-sensitive and Cd-tolerant cells revealed that Cd tolerance was due to genetically determined alterations of metabolism rather than to increased efficiency of a detoxification system.

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