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Arctic plants take up mercury vapour

Trace elements are enriched in plants by natural processes, human activities or both. An analysis of mercury in Arctic tundra vegetation offers fresh insight into the uptake of trace metals from the atmosphere by plants. See Letter p.201

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Figure 1: Mercury deposition over the Arctic.

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Shotyk, W. Arctic plants take up mercury vapour. Nature 547, 167–168 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/547167a

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