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The extent and applications of metal accumulation and hyperaccumulation in Philippine plants

Duddigan, S. ORCID:, Quimado, M. O., Fernando, E. S. and Tibbett, M. ORCID: (2023) The extent and applications of metal accumulation and hyperaccumulation in Philippine plants. Australian Journal of Botany, 71 (8). pp. 537-545. ISSN 1444-9862

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To examine the potential applications of hyperaccumulator plants in the Philippines we reviewed current data on the extent of metal hyperaccumulation in native species, and partitioning of metals within the plant tissue. Twenty-eight species had reported tissue concentrations above the hyperaccumulator threshold, eleven species were endemic to the Philippines. Nickel was present in higher concentrations in the aboveground tissue than the belowground tissue, but the reverse was found for copper, aluminium, and chromium. The fact that copper accumulates belowground rather than above, and most hyperaccumulators of nickel identified were trees has implications for the potential of phytoextraction using native Philippines flora.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Soil Research Centre
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
ID Code:114291
Publisher:CSIRO Publishing


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