Making phytoremediation work better: maximizing a plant's growth potential in the midst of adversity.

@article{Glick2011MakingPW,
  title={Making phytoremediation work better: maximizing a plant's growth potential in the midst of adversity.},
  author={Bernard R. Glick and Jennifer C Stearns},
  journal={International journal of phytoremediation},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  pages={4-16}
}
While a number of different plants can either breakdown a variety of organic contaminants or hyperaccumulate metals from the environment, even the most efficient of those plants is typically inhibited by the presence of the toxicant(s). The plant stress that is induced by the presence of various environmental toxicants typically limits a plant's growth and ultimately its ability to phytoremediate the toxicant(s). Here, it is argued that the simple strategy of adding plant growth-promoting… CONTINUE READING