PLANT TAXONOMY FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION

  • STANISŁAW W. GAWRONSKI
  • HELENA GAWRONSKA
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5520-1_5

Part of the NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 75)
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GAWRONSKI S.W., GAWRONSKA H. (2007) PLANT TAXONOMY FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION. In: Marmiroli N., Samotokin B., Marmiroli M. (eds) Advanced Science and Technology for Biological Decontamination of Sites Affected by Chemical and Radiological Nuclear Agents. NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences, vol 75. Springer, Dordrecht

Abstract

Plants are among the most tolerant of organisms to pollution, which emphasises their utility for the emerging science of environmental biotechnology. Many botanical families, in particular the Brassicaceae, Poaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Salicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, and Careophylaceae include multiple species showing phytoremediation potential, and other families (Cyperaceae, Amaranthaceae, Cannabaceae, Cannaceae, Typhaceae and Pontederiaceae) contain promising individual species: Each species enjoys certain advantages, but suffers some limitations for application as phytoremediants. Careful selection of the appropriate family and genotype to match the particular pollutant and environment is crucial for successful phytoremediation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • STANISŁAW W. GAWRONSKI
    • 1
  • HELENA GAWRONSKA
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Basic Research in Horticulture, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape ArchitectureWarsaw Agricultural UniversityWarsawPoland

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