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sulfur utilization (GO:0006791)
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biological process +     
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biological adhesion +   
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biological regulation +   
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negative regulation of biological process +   
nitrogen utilization +   
phosphorus utilization +  
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sulfur utilization +  
A series of processes that forms an integrated mechanism by which a cell or an organism detects the depletion of primary sulfur sources and then activates genes to scavenge the last traces of the primary sulfur source and to transport and metabolize alternate sulfur sources. The utilization process begins when the cell or organism detects sulfur levels, includes the activation of genes whose products detect, transport or metabolize sulfur-containing compounds, and ends when the sulfur is incorporated into the cell or organism's metabolism.

Exact Synonyms: sulphur utilization
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, GOC:mlg

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