accumulator plant

accumulator plant

[ə′kyü·myə‚lād·ər ‚plant]
(botany)
A plant or tree that grows in a metal-bearing soil and accumulates an abnormal content of the metal.
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An accumulator plant does not inhibit metal to enter the roots but develop specific mechanisms for heavy metal detoxification in cells that allow bioaccumulation of metals in high concentrations [28].
In addition to an air-independent power plant, the submarine is equipped with a regular diesel generator and a set of accumulator plants.
Accumulator plants are usually indigenous to a particular type of soil or parent rock and may prove to be valuable geobotanical indicators of mineral deposits (Baker and Brooks 1989).