Evaluation of the boron tolerant grass, Puccinellia distans, as an initial vegetative cover for the Phytorestoration of a boron-contaminated mining site in Southern California.

@article{Stiles2011EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the boron tolerant grass, Puccinellia distans, as an initial vegetative cover for the Phytorestoration of a boron-contaminated mining site in Southern California.},
  author={Amanda R Stiles and Chunguang Liu and Yuriko Kayama and Josephine Wong and Harvey E Doner and Roger Funston and Norman Terry},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 20},
  pages={8922-7}
}
Land damaged by boron (B) mining should be restored to its natural state with a zero net impact on biodiversity. In an earlier study (Environ. Sci. Technol.2010,44, 7089-7095), we characterized a Turkish ecotype of the grass, Puccinellia distans, which exhibited extreme tolerance to B. Here we evaluated the use of a US ecotype of P. distans as an initial vegetative cover for the phytorestoration of a B mine in southern California. Hydroponic studies revealed that this P. distans ecotype… CONTINUE READING