Identification of Potential Species Croton bonplandianum, Sedges and Balanitis aegyptiaca for the Application of Phytoremediation


Heavy metal contamination to the environment is a serious problem in the developing countries due to anthropogenic activities, a threat needs to remediate to sustain the life on earth, technology includes use of microorganisms and different plant species. In consideration of biomass, phytoremediation is a very useful techniques above all, can be exploit by identification of hyperaccumulator, which accumulates the heavy metal under metal stress condition. In view of constraints of efficient plant species in present study thirty seven different plant species were screened for the identification of heavy metal accumulators. Croton bonplandianum, sedges and Balanites aegyptiaca amongst the all exhibit superior potential of heavy metal accumulation. This is the first report to unravel the heavy metal accumulation property of three different plant species which can be exploited for the bioremediation of heavy metals.

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P. Parmar, B. Dave, K. Panchal and R. Subramanian, "Identification of Potential Species Croton bonplandianum, Sedges and Balanitis aegyptiaca for the Application of Phytoremediation," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 1246-1251. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.46153.

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