Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1964

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agronomy

Abstract

Plants grow on seleniferous soils contain selenium which is the cause of a pathology known as “alkali disease.” Selenium toxicity has become a center of interest to many research workers. Selenium is incorporated into body protein when injected into or fed to an organism. These element is bound to proteins in such organisms as yeast, bacteria, rats, dogs, mice, chickens and sheep. Eichhorn and Clark reported the reaction mercury II ion with nucleosides. They also reported that when they used formaldehyde to block the amino group on the nucleosides, the mercury did not change the studied spectra. The reaction of mercury II ion with nucleosides was also reported by Yamane and Davidson. These early findings resulted in a question of the possible interaction between selenium and nucleic acids. The object of this research was to explore the possible interaction of selenium with nucleic acids, and with certain other compounds. The possibility of interaction between arsenic and glutathione was also investigated.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Selenosis

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

46

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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