Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming.


Alternative agriculture, which expands the uses of plants well beyond food and fiber, is beginning to change plant biology. Two plant-based biotechnologies were recently developed that take advantage of the ability of plant roots to absorb or secrete various substances. They are (i) phytoextraction, the use of plants to remove pollutants from the… (More)


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@article{Gleba1999UseOP, title={Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming.}, author={Doloressa Gleba and Nikolai V. Borisjuk and Ljudmila G. Borisjuk and R. Kneer and Alexander Poulev and Marina Skarzhinskaya and Slavik Dushenkov and Sithes Logendra and Yury Yu. Gleba and Ilya Raskin}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1999}, volume={96 11}, pages={5973-7} }