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A family of diatom-like silicon transporters in the siliceous loricate choanoflagellates.

Abstract:

Biosilicification is widespread across the eukaryotes and requires concentration of silicon in intracellular vesicles. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying this process remains limited, with unrelated silicon-transporting proteins found in the eukaryotic clades previously studied. Here, we report the identification of silicon transporter (SIT)-type genes from the siliceous loricate choanoflagellates Stephanoeca diplocostata and Diaphanoeca grandis. Until now, the SIT gene family h...

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10.1098/rspb.2012.2543

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Marron, AO More by this author
Alston, MJ More by this author
Heavens, D More by this author
Caccamo, M More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
280
Issue:
1756
Pages:
20122543
Publication date:
2013-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:cee089c0-c3e5-4556-baab-1c6f6017dc82
Source identifiers:
395638
Local pid:
pubs:395638

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