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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Biology and Microbiology

First Advisor

R.N. Reese


Cadmium and sulfide can form cadmium-sulfide crystallites. Glutathione has been shown to coat these cadmium-sulfide crystallites in the yeast Candida glabrata (Dameron et al., 1989). Glutathione acts to stabilize the crystallite core. It is possible that glutathione could bind cadmium ions itself or coat cadmium sulfide crystallites in plants as well. Clearly, glutathione is an important component in cadmium tolerance in plants. The focus of this project was to further elucidate the role of glutathione in the initial response to cadmium in plants.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tomatoes -- Effect of heavy metals on
Plants, Effect of Cadmium on




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