Screening of Australian native grasses for rhizoremediation of aliphatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.

@article{Gaskin2008ScreeningOA,
  title={Screening of Australian native grasses for rhizoremediation of aliphatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.},
  author={Sharyn E Gaskin and Kathleen L Soole and Richard H Bentham},
  journal={International journal of phytoremediation},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={378-89}
}
Rhizoremediation involves the breakdown of contaminants in soil resulting from microbial activity that is enhanced in the plant root zone. The objective of this study was to identify Australian native grass species as suitable candidates for rhizoremediation application. Seeds of nine perennial Australian native grasses were sown in soil from a mine site and artificially contaminated with a 60:40 diesel/oil mixture at concentrations of 1% (w/w), 0.5% (w/w), and 0% (control). Seedling emergence… CONTINUE READING

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