Scientists Discover Nickel-Eating Plant Species

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An anonymous reader writes “A new species of metal-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines, and the plant loves to eat nickel. From the article: ‘Scientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños have discovered Rinorea niccolifera, a plant species that accumulates up to 18, 000 ppm of the metal in its leaves without poisoning itself, according to Edwino Fernando, lead author of the report and professor, said in a statement. Fernando and his team say that the hyper-accumulation of nickel is a very rare phenomenon, with only about 0.5 percent to 1 percent of plant species native to environments with nickel-rich soil.'” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Scientists Discover Nickel-Eating Plant Species

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