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Table 6 Ranking of relative fold-induction values of Tetrahymena MT genes obtained by qRT-PCR analysis after different heavy metal treatments

From: The Tetrahymena metallothionein gene family: twenty-one new cDNAs, molecular characterization, phylogenetic study and comparative analysis of the gene expression under different abiotic stressors

MT gene Subfamily Relative fold-induction value ranking Treatment Reference
TpyrMT-1 CdMT Cd > Cu > Zn > Hg 1 h [12]
TpyrMT2 CdMT Cd > Cu > Zn > Hg 1 h [12]
TtheMTT1 CdMT Cd > Hg > Cu > Zn 30 min [14]
Cd > Zn > Pb > Cu > Ni 1 h [2]
Cd > Pb > As > Cu > Zn > Ni 24 h
TtheMTT3 CdMT Zn > Cd > Pb > Ni > Cu 1 h [2]
Cd > Zn > As > Ni > Cu > Pb 24 h  
TtheMTT5 CdMT Pb > Cd > Zn > Cu > Ni 1 h [2]
Pb > As > Cd > Cu > Zn > Ni 24 h
TrosMTT1 CdMT Cd > Pb > As > Cu > Zn 1 h [17]
Pb > Cd > As > Zn > Cu > Ni 24 h
TpigMT-1 CdMT Hg > Pb > Cd > Cu > Zn 1 h [41]
ThegMT1 CdMT Zn > Pb > Cd > Cu 1 h [19]
Pb > Cd > Zn > Cu 24 h
ThegMT2 CdMT Zn > Cd > Cu > Pb 1 h [19]
Pb > Zn > Cd > Cu 24 h
TmalMT1 CdMT Cd > Zn > Cu > Pb 1 h [19]
Cd > Zn > Cu > Pb 24 h
TmobMT1 CdMT Cd > Cu > Pb > Zn 1 h [19]
Cd > Pb > Cu > Zn 24 h
TborMTT1 CdMT As > Cd > Pb > Zn > Cu 1 h This paper
Cd > Pb > As > Zn > Cu 24 h
TborMTT2 CdMT Zn > Cd ≈ Cu > As > Pb 1 h This paper
Cu > Cd > Pb > Zn > As 24 h
TrosMTT2 CuMT Cu > Pb > Cd > Zn > As 1 h [17]
Cu > Zn > Cd > Pb > Ni 24 h
TborMTT7 CuMT Zn > Cu> > Pb > Cd > As 1 h This paper
Cu > Zn> > Cd > As > Pb 24 h
TelliMTT6 CuMT Cu > Cd > Zn > Pb ≈ As 1 h This paper
Cu> > Pb > Cd ≈ As ≈ Zn 24 h
TamerMTT3 CuMT Cu > Cd > Zn > Pb > As 1 h This paper
Cu > Cd > As > Zn ≈ Pb 24 h
TmalaMTT5 CuMT Cu > Cd > Zn > Pb ≈ As 1 h This paper
Cu > Cd > Pb ≈ As > Zn 24 h