From Phyto to Agromining: Past, Present, and Future Scope

  • Luís A. B. NovoEmail author
  • Paula M. L. Castro
  • Paula Alvarenga
  • Eduardo Ferreira da Silva
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The accumulation of valuable metals in plants has fascinated scientists ever since the 1700 s (Chaptal 1790; Malte-Brun 1824).


Phytomining Agromining Phytotechnologies Phytoremediation Hyperaccumulation Nanoparticles 



The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the ERDF Interreg Sudoe Program (PhytoSUDOE-SOE1/P5/E0189) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (SFRH/BPD/103,476/2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís A. B. Novo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Paula M. L. Castro
    • 2
  • Paula Alvarenga
    • 3
  • Eduardo Ferreira da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoBioTec Research Center, Department of GeosciencesUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Centre of Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry—Associated Laboratory, Faculty of BiotechnologyCatholic University of PortugalPortoPortugal
  3. 3.LEAF, Department of Sciences and Engineering of Biosystems, Instituto Superior de AgronomiaUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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