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Interactions Between Plant Growth Promoting Microbes and Plants: Implications for Microbe-Assisted Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soil

Radha Rani and Asha Juwarkar


This chapter first gave a broad overview of the application of phytoremediation technologies for the management of metal-contaminated sites. Then the interactions between plants and the microorganisms in the rhizosphere are reviewed as these could influence the potential accomplishment of these phytotechnologies. Plant-microbe interactions can be enhanced or modulated by modifying microbial population (rhizoengineering) for the remediation of pollutants present in the soils. Rhizoengineering is an innovative approach towards phytoremediation.

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