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Metal hyperaccumulation armors plants against disease

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Metal hyperaccumulation, in which plants store exceptional concentrations of metals in their shoots, is an unusual trait whose evolutionary and ecological significance has prompted extensive debate. Hyperaccumulation plants are usually found on metalliferous soils, and it has been proposed that hyperaccumulation provides a defense against herbivores and pathogens, an idea termed the 'elemental defense' hypothesis. We have investigated this hypothesis using the crucifer Thlaspi caerulescen...

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10.1371/journal.ppat.1001093

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Plant Sciences
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Gail M. Preston
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PLoS Pathogens Journal website
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6
Issue:
9
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Article: e10001093
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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1553-7374
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1553-7366
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uuid:51a3644b-17da-40f7-924c-95ec9f917bd0
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ora:4586
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English
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