Characterization of foliar manganese (Mn) in Mn (hyper)accumulators using X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

  title={Characterization of foliar manganese (Mn) in Mn (hyper)accumulators using X-ray absorption spectroscopy.},
  author={Denise R. Fernando and Takashi Mizuno and Ian Woodrow and Alan J. M. Baker and Richard N Collins},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={188 4},
Plant hyperaccumulation of the essential nutrient manganese (Mn) is a rare phenomenon most evident in the Western Pacific region, and differs from hyperaccumulation of other elements. Mn hyperaccumulators employ a variety of species-dependent spatial distribution patterns in sequestering excess foliar Mn, including primary sequestration in both nonphotosynthetic and photosynthetic tissues. This investigation employed synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) in a comparative study of Mn… CONTINUE READING