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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2004 Jun;15(3):225-30.

Phytodegradation of organic compounds.

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University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, 800 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. Newman2@gwm.sc.edu

Abstract

The phytodegradation of organic compounds can take place inside the plant or within the rhizosphere of the plant. Many different compounds and classes of compounds can be removed from the environment by this method, including solvents in groundwater, petroleum and aromatic compounds in soils, and volatile compounds in the air. Although still a relatively new area of research, there are many laboratories studying the underlying science necessary for a wide range of applications for plant-based remediation of organic contaminants.

PMID:
15193330
DOI:
10.1016/j.copbio.2004.04.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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