Thursday, September 6, 2018

"The tree that bleeds... metal?"

BBC:

Researchers have been studying Pycnandra acuminata in particular - a tree that grows on the island of New Caledonia in the south Pacific.

They think it may use the nickel to defend against insects.

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some scientists are hopeful that hyperaccumulators could be used to "clean" soil where there has been a build-up of toxic material