Bioaugmentation with engineered endophytic bacteria improves contaminant fate in phytoremediation.

  title={Bioaugmentation with engineered endophytic bacteria improves contaminant fate in phytoremediation.},
  author={Nele Weyens and Daniel van der Lelie and Tom J. Artois and Karen H. G. Smeets and Safiyh Taghavi and Lee Newman and Robert Carleer and Jaco Vangronsveld},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={43 24},
Phytoremediation of volatile organic contaminants often proves not ideal because plants and their rhizosphere microbes only partially degrade these compounds. Consequently, plants undergo evapotranspiration that contaminates the ambient air and, thus, undermines the merits of phytoremediation. Under laboratory conditions, endophytic bacteria equipped with the appropriate degradation pathways can improve in planta degradation of volatile organic contaminants. However, several obstacles must be… CONTINUE READING
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