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Title: Exploiting plant-microbe partnerships to improve biomass production and remediation
Authors: WEYENS, Nele 
van der Lelie, Daniël
Taghavi, Safiyh
Newman, Lee
VANGRONSVELD, Jaco 
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON
Source: TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 27(10). p. 591-598
Abstract: Although many plant-associated bacteria have beneficial effects on their host, their importance during plant growth and development is still underestimated. A better understanding of their plant growth-promoting mechanisms could be exploited for sustainable growth of food and feed crops, biomass for biofuel production and feedstocks for industrial processes. Such plant growth-promoting mechanisms might facilitate higher production of energy crops in a more sustainable manner, even on marginal land, and thus contribute to avoiding conflicts between food and energy production. Furthermore, because many bacteria show a natural capacity to cope with contaminants, they could be exploited to improve the efficiency of phytoremediation or to protect the food chain by reducing levels of agro-chemicals in food crops.
Notes: [Weyens, Nele; Vangronsveld, Jaco] Hasselt Univ, Dept Environm Biol, CMK, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [van der Lelie, Daniel; Taghavi, Safiyh; Newman, Lee] Brookhaven Natl Lab, Dept Biol, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9989
ISSN: 0167-7799
e-ISSN: 1879-3096
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2009.07.006
ISI #: 000270533300006
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2010
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