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Genetically transformed roots: from plant disease to biotechnological resource.
Hairy root syndrome is a disease that is induced by Agrobacterium rhizogenes infection and characterized by a proliferation of excessively branching roots. However, in the past 30 years A.Expand
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Phytoremediation of 2,4‐dichlorophenol by Brassica napus hairy root cultures
We have obtained hairy root cultures of Brassica napus with high biomass and genetic stability which produce peroxidases, enzymes involved in biodegradation processes. In this work, these hairy rootExpand
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Phytoremediation of phenol from wastewater, by peroxidases of tomato hairy root cultures
Abstract Phenolic compounds present in the drainage from several industries are harmful pollutants and represent a potential danger to human health. Here, we describe the removal of phenol from waterExpand
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Application of Brassica napus hairy root cultures for phenol removal from aqueous solutions.
Phenolic compounds present in the drainage from several industries are harmful pollutants and represent a potential danger to human health. In this work we have studied the removal of phenol fromExpand
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A peroxidase isoenzyme secreted by turnip (Brassica napus) hairy‐root cultures: inactivation by hydrogen peroxide and application in diagnostic kits
We have purified various peroxidase isoenzymes from roots and hairy‐root cultures of turnip (Brassica napus) which could potentially be used for commercial applications such as an enzymeExpand
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Overexpression of a basic peroxidase in transgenic tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Pera) hairy roots increases phytoremediation of phenol
Abstract In recent years, genetic engineering and tissue culture techniques have produced significant biotechnological advances in phytoremediation. Numerous peroxidases (E.C. 1.11.1.7) have beenExpand
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Hairy roots, their multiple applications and recent patents.
In the last years, hairy root (HR) cultures are gaining attention in the biotechnology industry. This particular plant cell culture derives from explants infected with Agrobacterium rhizogenes. TheyExpand
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Phytoremediation of phenol using Vicia sativa L. plants and its antioxidative response
Common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is a legume species with an extensive agricultural use. However, the phytoremediation potentiality of this species has not been sufficiently explored because little isExpand
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Production of peroxidases by hairy roots ofBrassica napus
Hairy roots cultures derived from leaf explants ofBrassica napus L. produced and secreted peroxidases. The enzyme activity in the medium increased with growth but it remained nearly constant in theExpand
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Antioxidant response of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) hairy roots after phenol treatment.
Phenol is released to the environment from a wide variety of industrial effluents and it causes severe problems to human health and ecosystem. In the present study, we determined that NicotianaExpand
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