Rhizosphere of metallophytes and its role in bioremediation of heavy metals
BORYMSKI S., PIOTROWSKA-SEGET Z.
Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 6, 554–559
Plants that occur on heavy metal contaminated soils are called metallophytes. Some of them, known as hyperaccumulators, are able to accumulate heavy metal ions in their shoots and leaves. Rhizosphere of metallophytes encompasses an exceptional environment that involves numerous heavy metal resistant bacteria. Those rhizosphere microorganisms can alter heavy metal...