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Distribution of Metals in the Termite Tumulitermes tumuli (Froggatt): Two Types of Malpighian Tubule Concretion Host Zn and Ca Mutually Exclusively

  • Aaron D. Stewart mail,

    Aaron.Stewart@csiro.au

    Affiliation: CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Perth, Australia

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  • Ravi R. Anand,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Perth, Australia

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  • Jamie S. Laird,

    Affiliations: CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, University of Tasmania Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Hobart, Australia

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  • Michael Verrall,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Perth, Australia

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  • Chris G. Ryan,

    Affiliations: CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, University of Tasmania Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Hobart, Australia

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  • Martin D. de Jonge,

    Affiliation: Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia

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  • David Paterson,

    Affiliation: Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia

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  • Daryl L. Howard

    Affiliation: Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia

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  • Published: November 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027578

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 14 Dec 2012 at 22:12 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “Gold "Mining" Termites Found, May Lead Humans to Riches”
http://news.nationalgeogr...

Publication: PHYS Org
Title: “Termites and ants stockpile gold in their mounds, researchers find”
http://phys.org/news/2012...

Publication: IB Times
Title: “Australian Miners Tap Ants, Termites to Find Undiscovered Gold Deposits - Gold Matters”
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Publication: Laboratory_Equipment
Title: “Termites, Ants Stockpile Gold | News | Laboratory Equipment”
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Publication: The Australian
Title: “Scientists look to termites and ants to identify the next big gold rush | The Australian”
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Publication: Zee News
Title: “Ants and termites aid discovery of new gold deposits”
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Publication: ABC Australia
Title: “The World Today - Termites could point the way to mineral deposits 11/12/2012”
http://www.abc.net.au/wor...

Publication: Science Daily
Title: “Termites strike gold: Ant and termite colonies unearth gold in Australia”
http://www.sciencedaily.c...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 21 Dec 2012 at 21:53 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Wired.co.uk
Title: “Termites act as tiny miners, lead humans to gold (Wired UK)”
http://www.wired.co.uk/ne...

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