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hyperaccumulator

(ˌhaɪpərəˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪtə)
n
(Botany) a plant that absorbs toxins, such as heavy metals, to a greater concentration than that in the soil in which it is growing
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Sun YB, Zhou QX, An J, Liu WT, Liu R (2009) Chelator-enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals from contaminated soil irrigated by industrial wastewater with the hyperaccumulator plant (Sedum alfredii Hance).
In contrast, phytoremediation is a cost-effective and environmental friendly green technology that utilizes the capacity of hyperaccumulator plants to extract heavy metals from soil [9, 15, and 30].
TOLERANCE AS AN ANTI-HERBIVORY TRAIT: EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL DAMAGE TO THE NICKEL HYPERACCUMULATOR STREPTANTHUS POLYGALOIDES.
Interest in phytoextraction has grown significantly following the identification of metal hyperaccumulator plant species.
The use of BioGrow will restore the soil environment for vegetation such as hyperaccumulator plants, or native plants and grasses to grow.
In order to understand sexual reproductive characteristics of an arsenic hyperaccumulator, Pteris vittata L.
Thus, it can be considered as a hyperaccumulator plant with high capacity of phytoextraction and storage of Cu.
Mycorrhizae increase arsenic uptake by the hyperaccumulator Chinese brake fern (Pteris vittata L.
Baker, 1995, "Zinc and cadmium uptake by hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens grown in nutrient solution".
I was interested to read that it is also regarded as a cadmium hyperaccumulator, according to research aimed at improving environmental bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated land.
Sheep feeding on Thlaspi caerulescens possibly face the deficiency of copper as this specific plant is also a hyperaccumulator of molybdenum which inhibits intestinal copper uptake.