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Key aspects of the iodine metabolism in brown algae: a brief critical review

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Abstract

Brown algae include the strongest accumulators of iodine known among living systems. This paper reviews the current state of bioinorganic research in the field, focusing on the models Laminaria digitata, Macrocystis pyrifera and Ectocarpus siliculosus, and covering uptake and efflux, localization and biological significance of storage, as well as marine and atmospheric chemistry of iodine.

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Submitted
08 Nov 2018
Accepted
25 Feb 2019
First published
25 Feb 2019

Metallomics, 2019,11, 756-764
Article type
Critical Review
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