Arsenic Toxicity: An Arsenic-Hyperaccumulating Fern Uses a Bacterial-like Tolerance Mechanism

Geoffrey Michael Gadd (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The fern Pteris vittata can tolerate and hyperaccumulate levels of arsenic that would be toxic to other plants and animals. A recent study has shown that a bacterial-like tolerance mechanism has evolved in the fern, enabling it to tolerate and accumulate high concentrations of arsenic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R580-R582
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2019

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