hyperaccumulator love

hyperaccumulator

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any plant that can accumulate large quantities of trace elements from its environment, and is often used in phytoremediation

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Continuing a thread from Revival Field: Pteris vittata, or The Chinese Ladder fern (or even simpler, the brake fern), is a highly efficient arsenic hyperaccumulator.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Now the hunt commences for a hyperaccumulator of bad architecture, a vampire plant that can suck the concrete and steel and glass out of failed buildings.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Milkwort Jelweflower is a nickel hyperaccumulator-it can take up lots of nickel from the soil, with no ill effects.

    Museum Blogs

  • The molecular physiology of heavy metal transport in the Zn / Cd hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens Genetic variation in the vasopressin receptor 1a gene (AVPR1A) associates with pair-bonding behavior in humans Proxy-based reconstructions of hemispheric and global surface temperature variations over the past two millennia Genetic variation in the vasopressin receptor 1a gene (AVPR1A) associates with pair-bonding behavior in humans

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.