Approaches for enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals.

  title={Approaches for enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals.},
  author={Atul Bhargava and Francisco Carmona and Meenakshi Bhargava and Shilpi Srivastava},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
The contamination of the environment with toxic metals has become a worldwide problem. Metal toxicity affects crop yields, soil biomass and fertility. Soils polluted with heavy metals pose a serious health hazard to humans as well as plants and animals, and often requires soil remediation practices. Phytoextraction refers to the uptake of contaminants from soil or water by plant roots and their translocation to any harvestable plant part. Phytoextraction has the potential to remove contaminants… CONTINUE READING

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