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Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi: a new nickel hyperaccumulator from Sabah (Borneo Island) with potential for tropical agromining

Overview of attention for article published in Botanical Studies, March 2018
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Title
Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi: a new nickel hyperaccumulator from Sabah (Borneo Island) with potential for tropical agromining
Published in
Botanical Studies, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40529-018-0225-y
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Roderick Bouman, Peter van Welzen, Sukaibin Sumail, Guillaume Echevarria, Peter D. Erskine, Antony van der Ent

Abstract

Nickel hyperaccumulator plants are of much interest for their evolution and unique ecophysiology, and also for potential applications in agromining-a novel technology that uses plants to extract valuable metals from soil. The majority of nickel hyperaccumulators are known from ultramafic soils in tropical regions (Cuba, New Caledonia and Southeast Asia), and one genus, Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), is globally the most represented taxonomic entity. A number of tropical Phyllanthus-species have the potential to be used as 'metal crops' in agromining operations mainly because of their ease in cultivation and their ability to attain high nickel concentrations and biomass yields. One of the most promising species globally for agromining, is the here newly described species Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi. This species can be classified in subgenus Gomphidium on account of its staminate nectar disc and pistillate entire style and represents the most western species of this diverse group. The flower structure indicates that this species is probably pollinated by Epicephala moths. Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi is an extremely rare taxon in the wild, restricted to Lompoyou Hill near Kinabalu Park in Sabah, Malaysia. Its utilization in agromining will be a mechanism for conservation of the taxon, and highlights the importance of habitat and germplasm preservation if rare species are to be used in novel green technologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 31%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 24%
Environmental Science 7 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 10%
Chemistry 3 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 4 14%

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