Transgenic plants for enhanced biodegradation and phytoremediation of organic xenobiotics.

@article{Abhilash2009TransgenicPF,
  title={Transgenic plants for enhanced biodegradation and phytoremediation of organic xenobiotics.},
  author={Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash and Sarah Jamil and Nandita Singh},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={474-88}
}
Phytoremediation--the use of plants to clean up polluted soil and water resources--has received much attention in the last few years. Although plants have the inherent ability to detoxify xenobiotics, they generally lack the catabolic pathway for the complete degradation of these compounds compared to microorganisms. There are also concerns over the potential for the introduction of contaminants into the food chain. The question of how to dispose of plants that accumulate xenobiotics is also a… CONTINUE READING

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