Concentration of various elements at different points along the length of a nettle hair

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Organism Nettle Urtica dioica
Reference J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva and R.J.P. Williams, The Biological Chemistry of the Elements: The Inorganic Chemistry of Life, Oxford University Press, USA 2nd edition (November 1, 2001) Chapter 14 Manganese: dioxygen evolution and glycosylation Table 14.4 p. 413
Comments It has been observed that in certain plant tissues, e.g. the base of the stinging hair of the common nettle, there is a cyclic appearance during development of the hair cell of a very large deposit of manganese. See fig. 14.9
Entered by Uri M
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