Biotechnological applications of serpentine soil bacteria for phytoremediation of trace metals.

Abstract

Serpentine or ultramafic soils are produced by weathering and pedogenesis of ultramafic rocks that are characterized by high levels of Ni, Cr, and sometimes Co, but contain low levels of essential nutrients such as N, P, K, and Ca. A number of plant species endemic to serpentine soils are capable of accumulating exceptionally high concentrations of Ni, Zn… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/07388550902913772

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