By Abid Ali Ansari, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Ritu Gill, Guy R. Lanza, Lee Newman

ISBN-10: 3319109685

ISBN-13: 9783319109688

ISBN-10: 3319109693

ISBN-13: 9783319109695

This textual content info the plant-assisted remediation approach, “phytoremediation”, which comprises the interplay of plant roots and linked rhizospheric microorganisms for the remediation of soil infected with excessive degrees of metals, insecticides, solvents, radionuclides, explosives, crude oil, natural compounds and numerous different contaminants. every one bankruptcy highlights and compares the invaluable and low-priced possible choices of phytoremediation to at present practiced soil elimination and burial practices.

This publication covers cutting-edge techniques in Phytoremediation written through prime and eminent scientists from worldwide. Phytoremediation: administration of Environmental Contaminants, quantity 1 provides its readers with a multidisciplinary realizing within the relevant and functional methods of phytoremediation from laboratory study to box application.

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Nature 461:472–475 Rosner JL, Aumercier M (1990) Potentiation by salicylate and salicyl alcohol of cadmium toxicity and accumulation in Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol 34:2402–2406 Salt DE, Prince RC, Pickering IJ, Raskin I (1995) Mechanisms of cadmium mobility and accumulation in Indian mustard. Plant Physiol 109:1427–1433 Sánchez-Chardi A, Peñarroja-Matutano C, Borrás M, Nadal J (2009) Bioaccumulation of metals and effects of a landfill in small mammals Part III: structural alterations.

2009). These pollutants could cause DNA damage and carcinogenic effects in animals and humans due to their mutagenic ability (Knasmulier et al. 1998; Baudouin et al. 2002). When plants are grown in inorganic polluted water, different morphological, physiological/biochemical, and ultra-structural alteration can be shown in aquatic organisms. This damage could be used as a biomonitoring tool for the assessment of metal pollution in aquatic ecosystems (Zhou et al. 2008). Various research has shown that exposure of heavy metals suppressed the vegetative growth and sporulation in different species of Azolla (Arora et al.

Sandrin and Maier’s (2003)) shows that depending on the metal concentration, the biodegradation of organic matter by microorganisms could be inhibited. Also, the presence of both pollutants could affect plant–microbe interaction and therefore phytoremediation success. Inorganic compounds (metals) decrease the microbial biomass (Brookes and McGrath 1984) or shift the community structure (Gray and Smith 2005). On the other hand, the presence of organic pollutants may also affect plant growth. One example is Helianthus anus (Dushenkov et al.

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