Journal article

Novel pattern of foliar metal distribution in a manganese hyperaccumulator

Denise R Fernando, Alan T Marshall, Barbara Gouget, Marie Carriere, Richard N Collins, Ian E Woodrow, Alan J Baker

FUNCTIONAL PLANT BIOLOGY | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

The primary sequestration of foliar manganese (Mn) in Mn-hyperaccumulating plants can occur in either their photosynthetic or non-photosynthetic tissues, depending on the species. To date, only non-photosynthetic tissues have been found to be the major sinks in other hyperaccumulators. Here, electron (SEM) and proton (PIXE) microprobes were used to generate qualitative energy dispersive (EDS) X-ray maps of leaf cross sections. Two Mn hyperaccumulators, Garcinia amplexicaulis Vieill. (Clusiaceae) and Maytenus fournieri (Panch. and Sebert) Loesn. (Celastraceae), and the Mn accumulator Grevillea exul Lindley (Proteaceae) were studied. PIXE/EDS data obtained here for M. fournieri were in agreeme..

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