Chromate-Tolerant Bacteria for Enhanced Metal Uptake by Eichhornia Crassipes (MART.)

@article{AbouShanab2007ChromateTolerantBF,
  title={Chromate-Tolerant Bacteria for Enhanced Metal Uptake by Eichhornia Crassipes (MART.)},
  author={Reda A.I. Abou-Shanab and Jay Scott Angle and Peter van Berkum},
  journal={International Journal of Phytoremediation},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={105 - 91}
}
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