Getting under the skin of hyperaccumulators

Last updated: 22 Mar, 2018


Hyperaccumulator plants have the unusual ability to accumulate extreme concentrations of metal(loid)s in their living tissues. In the Tansley review behind the latest cover of New PhytologistAntony van der Ent and colleagues discuss the different techniques, based on X-rays, used for probing the internal distribution and chemical form of different elements in plants.

 

 

Read more about Antony's research on the New Phyt blog.

 

Read the paper: van der Ent, A., PrzybyƂowicz, W. J., de Jonge, M. D., et al. (2017) X-ray elemental mapping techniques for elucidating the ecophysiology of hyperaccumulator plantsNew Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14810

 

 

 

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