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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924627/expression-of-a-drosophila-glutathione-transferase-in-arabidopsis-confers-the-ability-to-detoxify-the-environmental-pollutant-and-explosive-2-4-6-trinitrotoluene
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Kyriakos Tzafestas, Maria M Razalan, Ivan Gyulev, Aslam M A Mazari, Bengt Mannervik, Elizabeth L Rylott, Neil C Bruce
The explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a significant, global environmental pollutant that is both toxic and recalcitrant to degradation. Given the sheer scale and inaccessible nature of contaminated areas, phytoremediation may be a viable clean-up approach. Here, we have characterized a Drosophila melanogaster glutathione transferase (DmGSTE6) which has activity towards TNT. Recombinantly expressed, purified DmGSTE6 produces predominantly 2-glutathionyl-4,6-dinitrotoluene, and has a 2.5-fold higher Maximal Velocity (Vmax ), and five-fold lower Michaelis Constant (Km ) than previously characterized TNT-active Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) GSTs...
December 6, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917161/the-interaction-between-plants-and-bacteria-in-the-remediation-of-petroleum-hydrocarbons-an-environmental-perspective
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Gkorezis, Matteo Daghio, Andrea Franzetti, Jonathan D Van Hamme, Wouter Sillen, Jaco Vangronsveld
Widespread pollution of terrestrial ecosystems with petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) has generated a need for remediation and, given that many PHCs are biodegradable, bio- and phyto-remediation are often viable approaches for active and passive remediation. This review focuses on phytoremediation with particular interest on the interactions between and use of plant-associated bacteria to restore PHC polluted sites. Plant-associated bacteria include endophytic, phyllospheric, and rhizospheric bacteria, and cooperation between these bacteria and their host plants allows for greater plant survivability and treatment outcomes in contaminated sites...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909925/phosphate-fertilizer-affected-rhizospheric-soils-speciation-of-cadmium-and-phytoremediation-by-chlorophytum-comosum
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Youbao Wang, Chengfeng Zhu, Hongfei Yang, Xiaowei Zhang
Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of phosphate fertilization on chemical speciation of cadmium (Cd) in the rhizospheric soil of Chlorophytum comosum, a potential cadmium hyperaccumulator. The results revealed that when 200 mg kg(-1) phosphate was applied into the soil, the Cd contents in the exchangeable fraction (EXC), carbonate-binding fraction (CA), and Fe-Mn oxides-binding fraction (Fe-Mn) were the highest, and the Cd content in the residual fraction (RES) was the lowest. Phosphate fertilization could enhance Cd conversion from RES into CA and weak RES, thereby improving the bioavailability of Cd and enhancing Cd enrichment and adsorption by C...
December 1, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904921/survey-of-plant-growth-promoting-mechanisms-in-native-portuguese-chickpea-mesorhizobium-isolates
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Clarisse Brígido, Bernard R Glick, Solange Oliveira
Rhizobia may possess other plant growth-promoting mechanisms besides nitrogen fixation. These mechanisms and the tolerance to different environmental factors, such as metals, may contribute to the use of rhizobia inocula to establish a successful legume-rhizobia symbiosis. Our goal was to characterize a collection of native Portuguese chickpea Mesorhizobium isolates in terms of plant growth-promoting (PGP) traits and tolerance to different metals as well as to investigate whether these characteristics are related to the biogeography of the isolates...
December 1, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902938/functional-components-of-the-bacterial-czccba-efflux-system-reduce-cadmium-uptake-and-accumulation-in-transgenic-tobacco-plants
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Andrea Nesler, Giovanni DalCorso, Elisa Fasani, Anna Manara, Gian Pietro Di Sansebastiano, Emanuele Argese, Antonella Furini
Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic trace element released into the environment by industrial and agricultural practices, threatening the health of plants and contaminating the food/feed chain. Biotechnology can be used to develop plant varieties with a higher capacity for Cd accumulation (for use in phytoremediation programs) or a lower capacity for Cd accumulation (to reduce Cd levels in food and feed). Here we generated transgenic tobacco plants expressing components of the Pseudomonas putida CzcCBA efflux system. Plants were transformed with combinations of the CzcC, CzcB and CzcA genes, and the impact on Cd mobilization was analysed...
November 27, 2016: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900625/a-comparison-of-trace-metal-bioaccumulation-and-distribution-in-typha-latifolia-and-phragmites-australis-implication-for-phytoremediation
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Agnieszka Klink
The aims of the present investigation were to reveal various trace metal accumulation abilities of two common helophytes Typha latifolia and Phragmites australis and to investigate their potential use in the phytoremediation of environmental metal pollution. The concentrations of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb and Ni were determined in roots, rhizomes, stems and leaves of both species studied as well as in corresponding water and bottom sediments from 19 sites selected within seven lakes in western Poland (Leszczyńskie Lakeland)...
November 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888434/a-novel-heavy-metal-atpase-peptide-from-prosopis-juliflora-is-involved-in-metal-uptake-in-yeast-and-tobacco
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Nisha S Keeran, G Ganesan, Ajay K Parida
Heavy metal pollution of agricultural soils is one of the most severe ecological problems in the world. Prosopis juliflora, a phreatophytic tree species, grows well in heavy metal laden industrial sites and is known to accumulate heavy metals. Heavy Metal ATPases (HMAs) are ATP driven heavy metal pumps that translocate heavy metals across biological membranes thus helping the plant in heavy metal tolerance and phytoremediation. In the present study we have isolated and characterized a novel 28.9 kDa heavy metal ATPase peptide (PjHMT) from P...
November 25, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885620/removal-of-metal-nanoparticles-colloidal-solutions-by-water-plants
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Olga Olkhovych, Nataliia Svietlova, Yevheniia Konotop, Olena Karaushu, Svitlana Hrechishkina
The ability of seven species of aquatic plants (Elodea canadensis, Najas guadelupensis, Vallisneria spiralis L., Riccia fluitans L., Limnobium laevigatum, Pistia stratiotes L., and Salvinia natans L.) to absorb metal nanoparticles from colloidal solutions was studied. It was established that investigated aquatic plants have a high capacity for removal of metal nanoparticles from aqueous solution (30-100%) which indicates their high phytoremediation potential. Analysis of the water samples content for elements including the mixture of colloidal solutions of metal nanoparticles (Mn, Cu, Zn, Ag + Ag2O) before and after exposure to plants showed no significant differences when using submerged or free-floating hydrophytes so-called pleuston...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882491/influence-of-phosphorous-fertilization-on-copper-phytoextraction-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-castor-bean-ricinus-communis-l
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Guoyong Huang, Muhammad Shahid Rizwan, Chao Ren, Guangguang Guo, Qingling Fu, Jun Zhu, Hongqing Hu
Application of fertilizers to supply appropriate nutrients has become an essential agricultural strategy for enhancing the efficiency of phytoremediation in heavy metal contaminated soils. The present study was conducted to investigate the beneficial effects of three types of phosphate fertilizers (i.e., oxalic acid-activated phosphate rock (APR), Ca(H2PO4)2, and NaH2PO4) in the range of 0-600 mg P kg(-1) soil, on castor bean growth, antioxidants [antioxidative enzymes and glutathione (GSH)], and Cu uptake...
November 23, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866363/comparative-of-quercus-spp-and-salix-spp-for-phytoremediation-of-pb-zn-mine-tailings
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Xiang Shi, Shufeng Wang, Haijing Sun, Yitai Chen, Dongxue Wang, Hongwei Pan, Yazhu Zou, Jianfeng Liu, Linyu Zheng, Xiulian Zhao, Zeping Jiang
A pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of using tree seedlings for the phytoremediation of lead/zinc (Pb/Zn) mine tailings. Seedlings of three Quercus spp. (Q. shumardii, Q. phellos, and Q. virginiana) and rooted cuttings of two Salix spp. (S. matsudana and S. integra) were transplanted into pots containing 50 and 100 % Pb/Zn mine tailings to evaluate their tolerance of heavy metals. The five species showed different tolerance levels to the Pb/Zn tailings treatments. Q. virginiana was highly tolerant to heavy metals and grew normally in the Pb/Zn tailings...
November 19, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864737/significance-of-diazotrophic-plant-growth-promoting-herbaspirillum-sp-gw103-on-phytoextraction-of-pband-zn-by-zea-mays-l
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Loganathan Praburaman, Sung-Hee Park, Min Cho, Kui-Jae Lee, Jeong-Ae Ko, Sang-Sub Han, Sang-Hyun Lee, Seralathan Kamala-Kannan, Byung-Taek Oh
Microbe-assisted phytoremediation has been considered a promising measure for the remediation of heavy metal-polluted soil. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of diazotrophic plant growth-promoting Herbaspirillum sp. GW103 on growth and lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) accumulation in Zea mays L. The strain GW103 exhibited plant growth-promoting traits such as indole-3-acetic acid, siderophores, and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic deaminase. Treatment of Z. mays L. plants with GW103 significantly increased 19, 31, and 52% of plant biomass and 10, 50, and 126% of chlorophyll a contents in Pb, Zn, and Pb + Zn-amended soils, respectively...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858338/value-added-phytoremediation-of-metal-stressed-soils-using-phosphate-solubilizing-microbial-consortium
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REVIEW
Pratishtha Gupta, Vipin Kumar
The presence of heavy metals in the soil is a matter of growing concern due to their toxic and non-biodegradable nature. Lack of effectiveness of various conventional methods due to economic and technical constraints resulted in the search for an eco-friendly and cost-effective biological techniques for heavy metal removal from the environment. Until now, phytoremediation has emerged as an innovative technique to address the problem. However, the efficiency of phytoremediation process is hindered under the high metal concentration conditions...
January 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858273/comparison-of-the-phytoremediation-potentials-of-medicago-falcata-l-and-medicago-sativa-l-in-aged-oil-sludge-contaminated-soil
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Leonid Panchenko, Anna Muratova, Olga Turkovskaya
Thirteen-year monitoring of the vegetation growing in the industrial and adjacent areas of an oil refinery showed the prevalence of yellow medick (Medicago falcata L.) over other plant species, including alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). A comparative field study of the two Medicago species established that yellow medick and alfalfa exhibited similar resistance to soil petroleum hydrocarbons and that the pollutant concentration in their rhizosphere was 30% lower than that in the surrounding bulk soil. In laboratory pot experiments, yellow medick reduced the contaminant content by 18% owing to the degradation of the major heavy oil fractions, such as paraffins, naphthenes, and alcohol and benzene tars; and it was more successful than alfalfa...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858136/pongamia-pinnata-inoculated-with-bradyrhizobium-liaoningense-pzhk1-shows-potential-for-phytoremediation-of-mine-tailings
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Xiumei Yu, Yangxin Li, Yanmei Li, Chaohua Xu, Yongliang Cui, Quanju Xiang, Yunfu Gu, Ke Zhao, Xiaoping Zhang, Petri Penttinen, Qiang Chen
Mine tailings contain high concentrations of metal contaminants and only little nutrients, making the tailings barren for decades after the mining has been terminated. Effective phytoremediation of mine tailings calls for deep-rooted, metal accumulating, and soil fertility increasing plants with tolerance against harsh environmental conditions. We assessed the potential of the biofuel leguminous tree Pongamia pinnata inoculated with plant growth promoting rhizobia to remediate iron-vanadium-titanium oxide (V-Ti magnetite) mine tailing soil by pot experiment and in situ remediation test...
November 17, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854061/metal-resistant-rhizobacteria-isolates-improve-mucuna-deeringiana-phytoextraction-capacity-in-multi-metal-contaminated-soils-from-a-gold-mining-area
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Cácio Luiz Boechat, Patricia Giovanella, Magno Batista Amorim, Enilson Luiz Saccol de Sá, Flávio Anastácio de Oliveira Camargo
Phytoremediation consists of biological techniques for heavy metal remediation, which include exploring the genetic package of vegetable species to remove heavy metals from the environment. The goals of this study were to investigate heavy metal and bioaugmentation effects on growth and nutrient uptake by Mucuna deeringiana; to determine the metal translocation factor and bioconcentration factor and provide insight for using native bacteria to enhance heavy metal accumulation. The experiment was conducted under greenhouse conditions using a 2 × 4 factorial scheme with highly and slightly contaminated soil samples and inoculating M...
November 16, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848132/interaction-between-u-and-th-on-their-uptake-distribution-and-toxicity-in-v-s-alfredii-based-on-the-phytoremediation-of-u-and-th
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Zhenling Huang, Siqun Tang, Lu Zhang, Lijian Ma, Songdong Ding, Liang Du, Dong Zhang, Yongdong Jin, Ruibing Wang, Chao Huang, Chuanqin Xia
Variant Sedum alfredii Hance (V S. alfredii) could simultaneously take up U and Th from water with the highest concentrations recorded as 1.84 × 10(4) and 6.72 × 10(3) mg/kg in the roots, respectively. Th stimulated U uptake by V S. alfredii roots at Th10 (10 μM of Th), however, the opposite was observed at Th100 (100 μM of Th). A similar result was found in the effect of U on the uptake of Th by V S. alfredii. Subcellular fractionation studies of V S. alfredii indicated that U and Th were mainly stored in cell wall fraction, and much less was found in organelle and soluble fractions...
November 15, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835846/soil-amendments-effects-on-radiocesium-translocation-in-forest-soils
#17
Yuki Sugiura, Hajime Ozawa, Mitsutoshi Umemura, Chisato Takenaka
We conducted an experiment to investigate the potential of phytoremediation by soil amendments in a forest area. To desorb radiocesium ((137)Cs) from variable charges in the soil, ammonium sulfate (NH4(+)) and elemental sulfur (S) (which decrease soil pH) were applied to forest soil collected from contaminated area at a rate of 40 and 80 g/m(2), respectively. A control condition with no soil treatment was also considered. We defined four groups of aboveground conditions: planted with Quercus serrata, planted with Houttuynia cordata, covered with rice straw as litter, and unplanted/uncovered (control)...
December 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827894/phenanthrene-and-pyrene-modify-the-composition-and-structure-of-the-cultivable-endophytic-bacterial-community-in-ryegrass-lolium-multiflorum-lam
#18
Xuezhu Zhu, Li Jin, Kai Sun, Shuang Li, Xuelin Li, Wanting Ling
This study provides new insights into the dynamics of bacterial community structure during phytoremediation. The communities of cultivable autochthonous endophytic bacteria in ryegrass exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were investigated with regard to their potential to biodegrade PAHs. Bacterial counts and 16S rRNA gene sequence were used in the microbiological evaluation. A total of 33 endophytic bacterial strains were isolated from ryegrass plants, which represented 15 different genera and eight different classes, respectively...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826829/phytoextraction-of-heavy-metals-by-potential-native-plants-and-their-microscopic-observation-of-root-growing-on-stabilised-distillery-sludge-as-a-prospective-tool-for-in-situ-phytoremediation-of-industrial-waste
#19
Ram Chandra, Vineet Kumar
The safe disposal of post-methanated distillery sludge (PMDS) in the environment is challenging due to high concentrations of heavy metals along with other complex organic pollutants. The study has revealed that PMDS contained high amounts of Fe (2403), Zn (210), Mn (126), Cu (73.62), Cr (21.825), Pb (16.33) and Ni (13.425 mg kg(-1)) along with melanoidins and other co-pollutants. The phytoextraction pattern in 15 potential native plants growing on sludge showed that the Blumea lacera, Parthenium hysterophorous, Setaria viridis, Chenopodium album, Cannabis sativa, Basella alba, Tricosanthes dioica, Amaranthus spinosus L...
November 8, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823781/native-herbaceous-plant-species-with-potential-use-in-phytoremediation-of-heavy-metals-spotlight-on-wetlands-a-review
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REVIEW
Mayerly Alexandra Oyuela Leguizamo, Wilmar Darío Fernández Gómez, Martha Cecilia Gutiérrez Sarmiento
Soil, air and water pollution caused by the mobility and solubility of heavy metals significantly damages the environment, human health, plants and animals. One common in situ method used for the decontamination of heavy metals is phytoremediation. This usually involves the use of exotic species. However, these species may exhibit invasive behavior, thereby, affect the environmental and ecological dynamics of the ecosystem into which they are introduced. This paper focuses on some native herbaceous plant species reported on the wetlands of Bogota, Colombia, with potential use in phytoremediation of heavy metals...
November 4, 2016: Chemosphere
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