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Research Article

Metal Hyperaccumulation Armors Plants against Disease

  • Helen Fones,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Calum A. R. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Arantza Rico,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Fang Fang,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    Current address: Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China

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  • J. Andrew C. Smith mail,

    gail.preston@plants.ox.ac.uk (GMP); andrew.smith@plants.ox.ac.uk (JACS)

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Gail M. Preston mail

    gail.preston@plants.ox.ac.uk (GMP); andrew.smith@plants.ox.ac.uk (JACS)

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001093

About the Authors

Helen Fones, Calum A. R. Davis, Arantza Rico, Fang Fang, J. Andrew C. Smith, Gail M. Preston
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HF JACS GMP. Performed the experiments: HF CARD AR FF GMP. Analyzed the data: HF CARD JACS GMP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR. Wrote the paper: HF JACS GMP.