Effect of earthworms on plant Lantana camara Pb-uptake and on bacterial communities in root-adhering soil.

@article{Jusselme2012EffectOE,
  title={Effect of earthworms on plant Lantana camara Pb-uptake and on bacterial communities in root-adhering soil.},
  author={My Dung Jusselme and Franck Poly and Edouard Miambi and Philippe Mora and Manuel Blouin and Anne Pando and Corinne Rouland-Lef{\`e}vre},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={416},
  pages={200-7}
}
The present study aimed to assess the potential abilities of Lantana camara, an invasive plant species for phytoremediation in the presence of earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus. Effects of earthworm on growth and lead (Pb) uptake by L. camara plant were studied in soil artificially contaminated at 500 or 1000mg of Pb kg(-1) soil. This species has a promising value for phytoremediation because it can uptake as much as 10% of 1000mgkg(-1) of Pb per year. Moreover, the presence of earthworms… CONTINUE READING