Summary: Ca protected yeast cells very effectively against the toxic effects of Cd; Mg had only a slight protecting effect as far as protection against Cd-induced release of K was concerned. Protection of the yeast cells against Cd toxicity was due to a reduction in Cd uptake in the presence of Ca. A single relationship existed between the relative rate of K release induced by Cd and the cellular Cd concentration. Within the first few minutes of incubating cells with Cd, the molar ratio of K released and Cd accumulated was 22 and was independent of the amount of CdCl added. This ratio decreased during incubation of the cells with Cd, depending on the external Cd concentration.


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