Plant-associated bacterial degradation of toxic organic compounds in soil.
AffiliationDepartment of Science and Health, Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland. Martina.McGuinness@itcarlow.ie
MetadataShow full item record
CitationPlant-associated bacterial degradation of toxic organic compounds in soil. 2009, 6 (8):2226-47 Int J Environ Res Public Health
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
AbstractA number of toxic synthetic organic compounds can contaminate environmental soil through either local (e.g., industrial) or diffuse (e.g., agricultural) contamination. Increased levels of these toxic organic compounds in the environment have been associated with human health risks including cancer. Plant-associated bacteria, such as endophytic bacteria (non-pathogenic bacteria that occur naturally in plants) and rhizospheric bacteria (bacteria that live on and near the roots of plants), have been shown to contribute to biodegradation of toxic organic compounds in contaminated soil and could have potential for improving phytoremediation. Endophytic and rhizospheric bacterial degradation of toxic organic compounds (either naturally occurring or genetically enhanced) in contaminated soil in the environment could have positive implications for human health worldwide and is the subject of this review.
CollectionsJournal articles & published research
- Transgenic plants and associated bacteria for phytoremediation of chlorinated compounds.
- Authors: Van Aken B, Doty SL
- Issue date: 2010
- Transgenic plants in phytoremediation: recent advances and new possibilities.
- Authors: Cherian S, Oliveira MM
- Issue date: 2005 Dec 15
- Plant-bacteria partnerships for the remediation of persistent organic pollutants.
- Authors: Arslan M, Imran A, Khan QM, Afzal M
- Issue date: 2017 Feb
- New advances in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria for bioremediation.
- Authors: Zhuang X, Chen J, Shim H, Bai Z
- Issue date: 2007 Apr
- Biodegradation of organic pollutants in the rhizosphere.
- Authors: Shaw LJ, Burns RG
- Issue date: 2003