Exploiting plant metabolism for the phytoremediation of persistent herbicides

Julian O.D. Coleman, Carla Frova, Peter Schröder, Michel Tissut

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftÜbersichtsartikelBegutachtung

41 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Weed control by herbicides has helped us to create the green revolution and to provide food for at least the majority of human beings living today. However, some herbicides remain in the environment and pose an ecological problem. The present review describes the properties and fate of four representative herbicides known to be presistent in ecosystems. Metabolic networks are depiced and it is concluded that removal of these comopounds by the ecologically friendly technique of phytoremediation is possible. The largest problem is seen in the uptake of the compounds into suitable plants and the time needed for such an approach.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
AufsatznummerBF02987314
Seiten (von - bis)18-28
Seitenumfang11
FachzeitschriftEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Jahrgang9
Ausgabenummer1
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2002
Extern publiziertJa

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