Table 5

General trends and correlations between changes in environmental factors, occurrence of selenium utilization traits, and occurrence of selenoproteins and their Cys-containing homologs in bacteria

Environmental factor

Sec-decoding trait

Selenouridine trait

Selenoproteinsa

Cys-containing homologsa


Oxygen concentration

Temperature

ND

ND

ND

ND


aAs exemplified by Prx and HesB-like proteins. ND, not determined.

Zhang et al. Genome Biology 2006 7:R94   doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-10-r94

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