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Silica in roots

A comprehensive review of silica deposition in different plant tissues of roots

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12th International Meeting flyer

SAVE THE DATE! Early bird registration until May 15, 2020.

The event will find place in Kiel (Germany) In September 9 –12, 2020.

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See how phytoliths encapsulate heavy metals!

This study explores the role of phytoliths in heavy metal sequestration using two different reed species.

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Phytolith Carbon dating: the debate is going on !

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The new code for phytolith nomenclature, version 2.0 IS NOW published !

The paper with its supplementary material can be downloaded for free on the Annals of Botany website.

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International Phytolith Society Board Members

Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA

Akos Petö

Szent István University, Hungary

Rand R. Evett

University of California, USA

Marta Portillo

University of Reading, UK

Doris Barboni

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

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China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

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Goethe University, Germany