Heavy Metals in Soils and the Remediation Potential of Bacteria Associated With the Plant Microbiome.

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Date: Apr. 12, 2021
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 411 words
Lexile Measure: 1790L

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Author(s): Sarah González Henao, Thaura Ghneim-Herrera

High concentrations of non-essential heavy metals/metalloids (arsenic, cadmium, and lead) in soils and irrigation water represent a threat to the environment, food safety, and human and animal health. Microbial bioremediation has emerged as a promising strategy to reduce the concentration of heavy metals in the environment due to the demonstrated ability of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to sequester and transform these compounds. Although several bacterial strains have been reported to be capable of remediation of soils affected by heavy metals, published information has not been comprehensively analyzed to date to recommend the most efficient microbial resources for...

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