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Title: Phytoremediation of Trace Element-Contaminated Environments and the Potential of Endophytic Bacteria for Improving this Process
Authors: Cherian, Sam
WEYENS, Nele 
Lindberg, Sylvia
VANGRONSVELD, Jaco 
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
Source: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 42 (21), p. 2215-2260
Abstract: Trace elements (heavy metals and metalloids) are among the most widespread contaminants that pose serious threat to all living organisms. Plant and microbial-assisted remediation holds great promise for in situ remediation of trace-element contaminated environments. An extended knowledge of plant processes generally involved in the uptake, translocation, storage, and detoxification of contaminants, and plant-microbe interactions were essential in developing improved technologies for environmental cleanup. Presently, with the initiation of transgenic technologies, great strides have been made in trace element phytoremediation research. In this review, the authors provide an overview of the present knowledge of how plants cope with trace elements and discuss the development of transgenic plants with improved trace element remediation capabilities. In addition, they also adress the recent progress made toward understanding the plant-microbe interactions, especiallyof endophytic bacteria (natural and genetically engineered) and their contribution in improving the efficiency and versatility of trace element phytoremediation.
Notes: [Cherian, Sam] Univ Nova Lisboa, Inst Tecnol Quim & Biol, Genom Plant Stress Lab, Oeiras, Portugal. [Weyens, Nele; Vangronsveld, Jaco] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lindberg, Sylvia] Stockholm Univ, Dept Bot, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden. cheri-ansam@rediffmail.com
Keywords: Environmental Sciences; endophytes; heavy metals; metalloids; overexpression; phytoremediation; trace elements; transgenic plants;endophytes; heavy metals; metalloids; overexpression; phytoremediaton; trace elements; transgenic plants
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14501
ISSN: 1064-3389
e-ISSN: 1547-6537
DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2011.574106
ISI #: 000311700100001
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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