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Table 3 Distribution of mercury in cells of mercury-resistant yeast strains actively growing in 100 µl YM broth amended with HgCl2

From: Mercury removal during growth of mercury tolerant and self-aggregating Yarrowia spp.

Yeast strains Total mercury in the medium (µg) Wet weight of cells (mg) Total mercury bound by cells (µg) Total mercury bound by cell wall (µg) Total mercury present in spheroplast (µg) Total mercury present in nuclei and cell debris (µg) Total mercury present in mitochondria (µg)
Idd1 871 (23.6) 65.0 (0.5) 419 (156) 203 (9.6) 260 (8.3) 273 (4.5) 10.9 (0)
Idd2 871 (23.6) 67.0 (0.2) 419 (50.0) 347 (38.1) 371 (110.5) 189 (1.3) 9.10 (0.09)
  1. Values in parenthesis are standard error of mean (n = 3)