Application of Endophytic Bacteria to Reduce Persistent Organic Pollutants Contamination in Plants

Persistent organic pollutants accumulation in plants poses a risk to human health

Xuezhu Zhu; Xue Ni; Juan Liu; Yanzheng Gao

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • Persistent organic pollutants accumulation in plants poses a risk to human health
  • POPs can be transported to plants through soil and air by abiotic or biotic processes
  • Several POP-degrading endophytic bacteria were isolated from plants grown in POP-contaminated soils and inoculated successfully into plants
  • Plant colonization by endophytic bacteria can be applied to degrading and reducing the concentration of Persistent organic pollutants in plants

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