In this final chapter, some concepts which might be helpful to the experimentalist are summarized. Also, a number of hypothesis are formulated. They were born out of generalizations based on experimental findings, but are not proven to be of general validity. They may however help to conceptualize bacterial copper homeostasis.
KeywordsFree copper Tris buffer Copper reduction Mimetics Toxicity Chalkophores Polyphosphate Chaperones Copper loading