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A Selenium-accumulating Plant of the Humid Regions: Amanita muscaria


THIS communication reports the toadstool Amanita muscaria as a selenium accumulator. It is the first reported from the humid regions, on acid soil, or from among the cryptogams1.

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WATKINSON, J. A Selenium-accumulating Plant of the Humid Regions: Amanita muscaria. Nature 202, 1239–1240 (1964).

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