Examining the ecological paradox of the 'mycorrhizal-metal-hyperaccumulators'

Audet, Patrick (2013) Examining the ecological paradox of the 'mycorrhizal-metal-hyperaccumulators'. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 59 4: 549-558. doi:10.1080/03650340.2012.658378

Author Audet, Patrick
Title Examining the ecological paradox of the 'mycorrhizal-metal-hyperaccumulators'
Journal name Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0365-0340
Publication date 2013-04-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03650340.2012.658378
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 59
Issue 4
Start page 549
End page 558
Total pages 10
Place of publication Essex, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This analysis identifies and attempts to resolve the paradox of combining plant hyperaccumulators and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) for the purpose of post-industrial bioremediation due to the divergence of their respective ecological and evolutionary stress-tolerance behaviors. The identification of a 'dilemma of resource allocation' associated with plant resources consumed in intrinsic (e.g. metabolic) vs. extrinsic (e.g. symbiotic) stress-tolerance mechanisms could provide a suitable evolutionary reasoning for the apparent dichotomy existing between the hyperaccumulators and AMF-plant life-history strategies. Ultimately, it is considered that any efforts toward integrating such biotechnology innovations into bioremediation strategies (e.g. 'mycorrhizal-metal-hyperaccumulators') should first explicitly consider their inherent environmental and (or) evolutionary contexts to avoid misleading and possibly even unproductive outcomes prior to incorporating these attributes as potential technological solutions.
Keyword Stress resistance
Stress avoidance
Investment trade offs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Version of record first published: 16 Mar 2012

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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