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Roles of Rhizospheric Processes and Plant Physiology in Applied Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soils Using Brassica Oilseeds

  • Sarah Neilson
  • Nishanta Rajakaruna
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Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 21)

Abstract

The current chapter reviews in detail significant physiological mechanisms of metal accumulating Brassica species and discusses rhizospheric processes and soil management, including the role of soil amendments such as chelators in enhancing the uptake of toxic metals, focusing on their roles in phytoremediation of contaminated sites worldwide, in addition to presenting an overview of the field of phytoremediation, including its merits and shortcomings. Recent progress towards the use of oilseed Brassica species in field-based studies is also discussed.

Keywords

Brassicaoilseeds Contaminatedsoils Phytoremediation Rhizospheric processes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of the AtlanticBar HarborUSA

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