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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 192986, 6 pages
Absorption of Hazardous Pollutants by a Medicinal Fern Blechnum orientale L.
1Key Laboratory of Vegetation Restoration and Management of Degraded Ecosystems, South China Botanical Garden,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
Received 3 April 2013; Accepted 22 June 2013
Academic Editor: John B. Vincent
Copyright © 2013 Xiao-min Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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