Enhanced transformation of tnt by tobacco plants expressing a bacterial nitroreductase.

@article{Hannink2007EnhancedTO,
  title={Enhanced transformation of tnt by tobacco plants expressing a bacterial nitroreductase.},
  author={Nerissa K. Hannink and Murali Subramanian and Susan Rosser and Amrik Basran and James A H Murray and Jacqueline Vanni Shanks and Neil C Bruce},
  journal={International journal of phytoremediation},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          385-401
        }
}
The manufacture, disposal, and detonation of explosives have resulted in the pollution of large tracts of land and groundwater. Historically, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is the most widely used military explosive and is toxic to biological systems and recalcitrant to degradation. To examine the feasibility of enhancing the ability of plants to detoxify the explosive TNT, we created transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) constitutively expressing the nsfI nitroreductase gene from Enterobacter… CONTINUE READING
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