Plant Based Remediation Process

Dharmendra Kumar Gupta, Ajit Varma, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Nele Horemans

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    Phytoremediation is an emerging technology that employs higher plants for the clean-up of contaminated environments. Basic and applied research have unequivocally demonstrated that selected plant species possess the genetic potential to accumulate, degrade, metabolize and immobilize a wide range of contaminants. The main focus of this volume is on the recent advances of technologies using green plants for remediation of various metals and metalloids. Topics include biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution, amendments of higher uptake of toxic metals, transport of heavy metals in plants, and toxicity mechanisms. Further chapters discuss agro-technological methods for minimizing pollution while improving soil quality, transgenic approaches to heavy metal remediation and present protocols for metal remediation via in vitro root cultures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGermany
    Number of pages299
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-35563-9
    StatePublished - Jun 2013

    Publication series

    NameSoil Biology

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