Response to comments on "A bacterium that can grow using arsenic instead of phosphorus"

Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Jodi Switzer Blum, Thomas R. Kulp, Gwyneth W. Gordon, Shelley E. Hoeft, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, John F. Stolz, Samuel M. Webb, Peter K. Weber, Paul C W Davies, Ariel D. Anbar, Ronald S. Oremland

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Abstract

Concerns have been raised about our recent study suggesting that arsenic (As) substitutes for phosphorus in major biomolecules of a bacterium that tolerates extreme As concentrations. We welcome the opportunity to better explain our methods and results and to consider alternative interpretations. We maintain that our interpretation of As substitution, based on multiple congruent lines of evidence, is viable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1149j
JournalScience
Volume332
Issue number6034
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2011

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    Wolfe-Simon, F., Blum, J. S., Kulp, T. R., Gordon, G. W., Hoeft, S. E., Pett-Ridge, J., Stolz, J. F., Webb, S. M., Weber, P. K., Davies, P. C. W., Anbar, A. D., & Oremland, R. S. (2011). Response to comments on "A bacterium that can grow using arsenic instead of phosphorus". Science, 332(6034), 1149j. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1202098