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Chapter 11.1

Chalcogens (S, Se, Te) in Microorganisms and Plants

Sulfur, the most abundant of the chalcogens in the Earth’s crust, has evolved into an important bioelement, participating vigorously in the chemical processes of living organisms. The literature on the metabolism of sulfur is extensive but there is less information for selenium and tellurium. Increa...
Print publication date: 11 Dec 2006
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-366-8
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-757-5