Compartmentation and complexation of metals in hyperaccumulator plants

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LEITENMAIER, Barbara, Hendrik KÜPPER, 2013. Compartmentation and complexation of metals in hyperaccumulator plants. In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 4, 374. eISSN 1664-462X. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00374

@article{Leitenmaier2013Compa-24906, title={Compartmentation and complexation of metals in hyperaccumulator plants}, year={2013}, doi={10.3389/fpls.2013.00374}, volume={4}, journal={Frontiers in Plant Science}, author={Leitenmaier, Barbara and Küpper, Hendrik}, note={Article Number: 374} }

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