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Table 5 General trends and correlations between changes in environmental factors, occurrence of selenium utilization traits, and occurrence of selenoproteins and their Cys-containing homologs in bacteria

From: Dynamic evolution of selenocysteine utilization in bacteria: a balance between selenoprotein loss and evolution of selenocysteine from redox active cysteine residues

Environmental factor Sec-decoding trait Selenouridine trait Selenoproteinsa Cys-containing homologsa
Oxygen concentration
Temperature ND ND
  1. aAs exemplified by Prx and HesB-like proteins. ND, not determined.