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Metal ion ligands in hyperaccumulating plants

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posted on 2024-06-03, 20:10 authored by Damien CallahanDamien Callahan, AJM Baker, SD Kolev, AG Wedd
Metal-hyperaccumulating plants have the ability to take up extraordinary quantities of certain metal ions without succumbing to toxic effects. Most hyperaccumulators select for particular metals but the mechanisms of selection are not understood at the molecular level. While there are many metal-binding biomolecules, this review focuses only on ligands that have been reported to play a role in sequestering, transporting or storing the accumulated metal. These include citrate, histidine and the phytosiderophores. The metal detoxification role of metallothioneins and phytochelatins in plants is also discussed.

History

Journal

JBIC journal of biological inorganic chemistry

Volume

11

Pagination

2-12

Location

Berlin, Germany

ISSN

0949-8257

eISSN

1432-1327

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Springer

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer