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Plant-bacteria partnerships for the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils.
Plant-bacteria partnerships have been extensively studied and applied to improve crop yield. In addition to their application in agriculture, a promising field to exploit plant-bacteria partnerships… Expand
Inoculation method affects colonization and activity of Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN during phytoremediation of diesel-contaminated soil
Abstract Plant-endophyte partnership is a promising approach for remediation of soil contaminated with organic pollutants. Besides environmental conditions, the inoculation method can influence the… Expand
Characteristics of phenol biodegradation in saline solutions by monocultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas pseudomallei.
- M. Afzal, S. Iqbal, S. Rauf, Z. Khalid
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of hazardous materials
- 1 October 2007
Phenol is a highly toxic and carcinogenic compound and its biodegradation is very important to meet the environmental regulations. Two bacterial strains capable of utilizing phenol as a sole source… Expand
ANALYSIS OF HOST PLANT RESISTANCE IN SOME GENOTYPES OF MAIZE AGAINST CHILO PARTELLUS (SWINHOE) (PYRALIDAE: LEPIDOPTERA)
Twenty available genotypes of maize were screened for resistance to Chilo partellus in the field. The genotype Sahiwal 2002 was found to be most susceptible while DK-6525 was most resistant. Maximum… Expand
Plant–bacteria partnerships for the remediation of persistent organic pollutants
- M. Arslan, A. Imran, Q. M. Khan, M. Afzal
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Environmental Science and Pollution Research
- 1 February 2017
High toxicity, bioaccumulation factor and widespread dispersal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) cause environmental and human health hazards. The combined use of plants and bacteria is a… Expand
Biodegradation of kerosene in soil by a mixed bacterial culture under different nutrient conditions
Abstract The present investigation dealt with the biodegradation of kerosene in soil using a mixed bacterial culture under two different treatment setups, treatment 1 (T1) having low nutrient… Expand
Bacterial Rhizosphere and Endosphere Populations Associated with Grasses and Trees to be Used for Phytoremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil
- K. Fatima, M. Afzal, A. Imran, Q. Khan
- Biology, Medicine
- Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and…
- 7 February 2015
Different grasses and trees were tested for their growth in a crude oil contaminated soil. Three grasses, Lolium perenne, Leptochloa fusca, Brachiaria mutica, and two trees, Lecucaena leucocephala… Expand
Petroleum Hydrocarbon Pollution in Sharks in the Arabian Gulf
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of a novel steroidal derivative from Bryophyllum pinnatum.
A new steroidal derivative, urs Stigmast-4, 20 (21), 23-trien-3-one and other four compounds were isolated from the leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum. The structure of this new steroid was elucidated… Expand
Remediation of sewage and industrial effluent using bacterially assisted floating treatment wetlands vegetated with Typha domingensis.
- A. Ijaz, Z. Iqbal, M. Afzal
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Water science and technology : a journal of the…
- 27 August 2016
This investigation reports the quantitative assessment of endophyte-assisted floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) for the remediation of sewage and industrial wastewater. Typha domingensis was used to… Expand