Increasing phytoremediation efficiency and reliability using novel omics approaches

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2014.02.008
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TypeArticle
Journal titleTrends in Biotechnology
ISSN1879-3096
Volume32
Issue5
Pages271280; # of pages: 10
SubjectBioinformatics; Microorganisms; Soil conservation; Soil pollution; Metagenomics; Metaorganism; Metatranscriptomics; Next-generation sequencing; Phytoremediation; Bioremediation
AbstractPhytoremediation is a cost-effective green alternative to traditional soil remediation technologies, but has experienced varied success in practice. The recent omics revolution has led to leaps in our understanding of soil microbial communities and plant metabolism, and some of the conditions that promote predictable activity in contaminated soils and heterogeneous environments. Combinations of omics tools and new bioinformatics approaches will allow us to understand integrated activity patterns between plants and microbes, and determine how this metaorganism can be modified to maximize growth, appropriate assembly of microbial communities, and, ultimately, phytoremediation activity. Here we provide an overview of how new omics-mediated discoveries can potentially be translated into an effective and reliable environmental technology. © 2014 Etienne Yergeau.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Energy, Mining and Environment (EME-EME)
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NPARC number21272279
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