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Copper compounds in subterranean clover

Walker, Colin D. (1980) Copper compounds in subterranean clover. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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Copper is a necessary nutrient for many living organisms - required in very small amounts and therefore classed as a trace element. In plants, new roles and new forms of copper are regularly being identified, although many are now known. Before 1960, known copper compounds in plants were the proteins cytochrome oxidase, ascorbate oxidase, phenolase, and diamine oxidase. Since that time, researchers have identified plastocyanin, superoxide dismutase, ribulose biphosphate oxygenase, plantacyanin, and possibly quinol oxidase as plant copper proteins of wide occurrence in plants. Furthermore, several 'simple' blue proteins have been isolated from individual plant sources. Low molecular weight copper species have been found in vascular exudates and organic extracts of plants. This work is disclosing a broad picture of the overall metabolism of copper in the plant…

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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Supervisor(s): Loneragan, Jack, Dilworth, Michael and Webb, John
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