Transgenic plants and hairy roots: exploiting the potential of plant species to remediate contaminants.

  title={Transgenic plants and hairy roots: exploiting the potential of plant species to remediate contaminants.},
  author={S. Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and M. Talano and O. Onta{\~n}on and J{\'a}chym Suman and M. I. Medina and T. Macek and E. Agostini},
  journal={New biotechnology},
  volume={33 5 Pt B},
  • S. Ibáñez, M. Talano, +4 authors E. Agostini
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • New biotechnology
  • Phytoremediation has emerged as an attractive methodology to deal with environmental pollution, which is a serious worldwide problem. Although important advances have been made in this research field, there are still some drawbacks to become a widely used practice, such as the limited plant's metabolic rate and their difficulty to break down several organic compounds or to tolerate/accumulate heavy metals. However, biotechnology has opened new gateways in phytoremediation research by offering… CONTINUE READING
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