Titanium is a light, strong, corrosion resistant metal with many
industrial uses. No biological role for titanium is known. Anacystis
nidulans accumulated titanium when starved in the
presence of TiCl4 and the accumulated titanium was found to be
associated with polyphosphate (Crang and Jensen, 1975). The mechanism
of titanium uptake was not determined.
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Crang RE, Jensen TE. Incorporation of titanium in polyphosphate
bodies of Anacystis nidulans. J Cell Biol. 1975;67:80a.