Prospects and limitations of phytoremediation for the removal of persistent pesticides in the environment

  • Qasim Chaudhry
  • Peter Schröder
  • Daniele Werck-Reichhart
  • Wlodzimierz Grajek
  • Roman Marecik
Phytoremediation: Persistent Pesticides


The environmental problems that have arisen from the use of persistent pesticides in the past, and potential sources of further contamination have been discussed. The potential and limitations of phytoremediation for removal of pesticides in the environment have been reviewed. The enzymatic processes in plants that are known to be involved in phytodegradation of pesticides, and possibilities for enhancing them have also been discussed.


Carbamate contamination environment organochlorine organophosphate persistent pesticides phytodegradation phytoremediation plant uptake 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qasim Chaudhry
    • 1
  • Peter Schröder
    • 2
  • Daniele Werck-Reichhart
    • 3
  • Wlodzimierz Grajek
    • 4
  • Roman Marecik
    • 4
  1. 1.Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsCentral Science LaboratorySand HuttonUK
  2. 2.GSF National Research Center for Environment and HealthInstitute of Soil EcologyNeuherbergGermany
  3. 3.Dept of Stress ResponseIBMP-CNRSStrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Department of Biotechnology and Food MicrobiologyA. Cieszkowski Agricultural University of PoznanPoland

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