Role of Phytochelators in Land Reclamation: Recent Progress and Perspectives

Author(s): Resham Sharma, Renu Bhardwaj, Shagun Bali, Sukhmeen K. Kohli, Ravdeep Kaur, Parminder Kaur, Manik Sharma, Ashwani K. Thukral, Adarsh P. Vig, Puja Ohri

Journal Name: Current Environmental Engineering
Continued as Current Environmental Management

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2017

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Phytochelators are metal chelating exudates secreted by plant roots or microbes into the rhizosphere. These include many diverse compounds such as Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids (LMWOA’s), phytins, siderophores, phytochelatins, metallothioneins, etc. They are known to act as effective soil amendments by increasing metal diffusion rates in the soil and help in their movement into the plants, thereby fastening remediation of contaminated land sites. This review aims at discussing all the major types of phytochelators and their mode of action in supplementing the process of phytoremediation.

Keywords: Phytochelators, land, reclamation, rhizosphere, LMWOA’s, phytoremediation.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 13 April, 2017
Page: [42 - 52]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2212717804666161220160825
Price: $58

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