Comparison of the heavy metal bioaccumulation capacity of an epiphytic moss and an epiphytic lichen.

@article{Basile2008ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the heavy metal bioaccumulation capacity of an epiphytic moss and an epiphytic lichen.},
  author={Adriana Basile and Sergio Sorbo and Giuseppa Grazia Aprile and Barbara Conte and Rosa Castaldo Cobianchi},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2008},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={
          401-7
        }
}
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