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Phytoremediation of Lead-Contaminated Soils: Role of Synthetic Chelates in Lead Phytoextraction
Lead phytoextraction, using plants to extract Pb from contaminated soils, is an emerging technology. Calculations of soil Pb mass balance suggest that this technology will be economically feasible
Engineered biochar reclaiming phosphate from aqueous solutions: mechanisms and potential application as a slow-release fertilizer.
Results suggested the postsorption biochar can be cycled back directly to soils as an effective slow-release P-fertilizer.
Engineered carbon (biochar) prepared by direct pyrolysis of Mg-accumulated tomato tissues: characterization and phosphate removal potential.
An innovative method was developed to produce engineered biochar from magnesium (Mg) enriched tomato tissues through slow pyrolysis in a N2 environment. Tomato plants treated with 25mM Mg accumulated
Characterization of phytochelatin synthase from tomato
The enzyme that synthesizes Cd-binding phytochelatins (PCs), PC synthase, has been studied in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) cell cultures and plants. This enzyme transfers γ-GluCys from GSH or PC
Nondestructive and Rapid Estimation of Leaf Chlorophyll and Nitrogen Status of Peace Lily Using a Chlorophyll Meter
The results suggest that the readings from a SPAD meter can be used for rapidly and nondestructively estimating leaf chlorophyll and N status of the peace lily.
Biochar amendment improves crop production in problem soils: A review.
Information gathered from this review suggests that biochar amendment is a viable way of improving the quality of problem soils and enhancing crop production.
Effects of copper and mineral nutrition on growth, copper accumulation and mineral element uptake in two Rumex japonicus populations from a copper mine and an uncontaminated field sites
The result suggested that the high Ca-metabolism in R. japonicus was uncorrelated with high Cu-tolerance and that P might play an important role in governing Cu bioaccumulation.
Titanium as a Beneficial Element for Crop Production
It is proposed that the beneficial roles Ti plays in plants lie in its interaction with other nutrient elements primarily iron (Fe), thereby enhancing Fe uptake and utilization and subsequently improving plant growth.
Hydrochars derived from plant biomass under various conditions: Characterization and potential applications and impacts
Abstract Hydrothermally carbonized biomass (hydrochar) has received increased attention recently as a potential agent for contaminant remediation and soil improvement. There is a need to understand
Management of chilli thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on peppers by Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)
Both predators were effective predators of chilli thrips on pepper and suggest that both species could be used in combination without decreased efficacy through intraguild predation.