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Record number 325486
Title Thlaspi caerulescens, an attractive model species to study heavy metal hyperaccumulation in plants.
Author(s) Gonçalves Leite de Assunção, A.; Schat, H.; Aarts, M.G.M.
Source New Phytologist 159 (2003). - ISSN 0028-646X - p. 351 - 360.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-8137.2003.00820.x
Department(s) Laboratory of Genetics
EPS-3
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) zinc-transporter genes - arabidopsis-halleri - cadmium uptake - nickel hyperaccumulation - contaminated soils - nonmetallicolous populations - cellular compartmentation - metallicolous populations - molecular physiology - zn hyperaccumulator
Abstract Studying heavy metal hyperaccumulation is becoming more and more interesting for ecological, evolutionary, nutritional, and environmental reasons. One model species, especially in the era of high throughput genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics technologies, would be very advantageous. Although there are several hyperaccumulator species known, there is no single model species yet. The Zn, Cd and Ni hyperaccumulator species Thlaspi caerulescens has been studied to a great extent, especially for Zn and Cd hyperaccumulation and tolerance. Its physiological, morphological and genetic characteristics, and its close relationship to Arabidopsis thaliana, the general plant reference species, make it an excellent candidate to be the plant heavy metal hyperaccumulation model species
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