Clemens, S: How metal hyperaccumulating plants can advance Zn biofortification, Plant and Soil, 411, 111-120 (2017), doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2920-3
Background Zn hyperaccumulating plants reach Zn concentrations in their leaves that are several hundredfold higher than the target values set for Zn-biofortified crops. Scope This extreme trait is relevant for Zn biofortification in various ways that are being discussed based on what is known about Zn hyperaccumulating plants. Conclusions First, Zn hyperaccumulation is the result of changes in metal homeostasis networks shared by all higher plants. It is not strictly dependent on high Zn levels in the soil. Thus, mechanistic insights gained from the study of Zn hyperaccumulators can support the breeding and engineering of Zn-biofortified crops. Second, certain plant families, the Brassicaceae in particular, appear to be genetically predispositioned to evolve enhanced Zn accumulation, suggesting the existence of intermediate species with elevated Zn concentrations in their leaves below the hyperaccumulation threshold or the potential to breed for such plants. This calls for extended screening especially among potential vegetable crops, ideally guided by knowledge about the at least partially convergent evolution of Zn hyperaccumulation. Third, the introduction of leafy vegetables with high Zn concentrations or even of Zn hyperaccumulator leaves into diets may represent a valid complementary biofortification approach.
Aktuelle Termine

Mi. 22.11.2017
The Roots of Drought Tolerance
Do. 23.11.2017
Death and deception: The ecology and evolution of carrion flowers
Do. 30.11.2017
Improving land models through the use of surface temperature evaluations
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
So. 03.12.2017
Von Anis bis Zimt: Gewürze im Lebkuchen
Do. 07.12.2017
Ökumenische Andacht zum Advent mit dem Swahili Chor Bayreuth
Wetter Versuchsflächen
Luftdruck (356m): 969.5 hPa
Lufttemperatur: 6.4 °C
Niederschlag: 4.4 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 11.2 km/h
Wind (Max.): 19.1 km/h
Windrichtung: SW

Globalstrahlung: 1 W/m²
Lufttemperatur: 3.6 °C
Niederschlag: 9.6 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 16.5 km/h
Wind (Max.): 32.6 km/h