There’s gold in them trees! Science looks to plants to find new sources of rare minerals.

We may not be at the point of plucking gold nuggets from berry bushes, but researchers are looking at the amazing ability of plants to separate and store minerals and molecules

Dr Caitlyn Byrt
Dr Caitlin Byrt, plant scientists working in the lab at the Research School of Biology Linnaeus building. Working with Australian National University (ANU) Institute for Space (InSpace) investigating membrane transport proteins in Canberra, ACT, Australia 08, August, 2022. (Nic Vevers/ANU)