Phytoremediation of Metals Using Transgenic Plants

  title={Phytoremediation of Metals Using Transgenic Plants},
  author={Elizabeth A H Pilon-Smits and Marinus Pilon},
An ideal plant for environmental cleanup can be envisioned as one with high biomass production, combined with superior capacity for pollutant tolerance, accumulation, and/or degradation, depending on the type of pollutant and the phytoremediation technology of choice. With the use of genetic engineering, it is feasible to manipulate a plant’s capacity to tolerate, accumulate, and/or metabolize pollutants, and thus to create the ideal plant for environmental cleanup. In this review, we focus on… CONTINUE READING


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