Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2003 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 6 No. 3, Issue of December 15, 2003


Figure 14. Biotechnology prospecting for phytoremediaiton of metals in the environment. In Brassicaceae Arabidopsis thaliana, Brassica species and Armoracia rusticana have been extensively studied for metal sensitivity and resistance. In A. thaliana a number of heavy metal accumulating and sequestering mutants have been identified. Brassicace are amenable to well-characterized biotechnological and molecular biological tools through which transgenic production can be achieved for field trials.

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