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  • Spatial distributions of the most dominant A. bivenosa group members, adapted from Moore (2005). Vegetation survey locations are indicated as site 1 (Tanami Desert), site 2 (Stuart Shelf) and site 3 (Great Sandy Desert).
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    Excessive sulphur accumulation and ionic storage behaviour identified in species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae)

    Thiophores, which are typically desert gypsophytes, accumulate high (2–6 % S dry weight) sulphur concentrations and may possess unique tolerance to environmental stress factors, e.g. sulphate/metal toxicity, drought and salinity. Little is known of the prevalence of the behaviour or the associated physiological aspects. Reid et al. show a group of native Australian plants that […] More