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Phytoremediation of 2,4‐dichlorophenol by Brassica napus hairy root cultures
Hairy root cultures of Brassica napus with high biomass and genetic stability which produce peroxidases, enzymes involved in biodegradation processes used to study the removal of 2,4‐dichlorophenol, a common contaminant in industrial effluents that is highly toxic for human and aquatic life.
Hairy roots, their multiple applications and recent patents.
The more recent application of hairy root cultures is highlighted and those new patents which show their multiple utilities are highlighted, since scale up of metabolite production will allow the integration of this technology to industrial processes.
A peroxidase isoenzyme secreted by turnip (Brassica napus) hairy‐root cultures: inactivation by hydrogen peroxide and application in diagnostic kits
The results make turnip peroxidase HR2 suitable for use in systems in which high H2O2 concentrations are found and an application is demonstrated, namely an enzymic diagnostic kit for determination of uric acid in which HR2 was found to be as efficient as the enzyme originally included in standard kits.
Phytoremediation of phenol using Vicia sativa L. plants and its antioxidative response
The results suggested that common vetch has an efficient protection mechanism against phenol-induced oxidative damage and could tolerate and remove high phenol concentrations, avoiding serious phytotoxic effects.