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dc.contributor.editorBaranski, Marcien_US
dc.creatorNkansah-Dwamena, Ernesten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-31T00:20:31Z
dc.date.available2014-12-31T00:20:31Z
dc.date.created2014-12-30en_US
dc.date.issued2014-12-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8277
dc.description.abstractIn 2003, Carmina Gisbert and her research team produced a tobacco plant that could remove lead from soil. To do so, they inserted a gene from wheat plants that produces phytochelatin synthase into a shrub tobacco plant (Nicotiana glauca) to increase N. glauca's absorption and tolerance of toxic metals, particularly lead and cadmium. Gisbert and her team aimed to genetically modify a plant so that it could be used for phytoremediation- using plants to remove toxic substances from the soil. Scientists have identified phytoremediation as an effective and efficient process to improve human health and reproductive health in contaminated areas. Metals like mercury and lead can cause birth defects during human development like cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, deafness, tremors, and blindness.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectExperimenten_US
dc.subject.lcshPhytoremediationen_US
dc.subject.lcshTobaccoen_US
dc.subject.lcshLeaden_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil pollutionen_US
dc.subject.lcshCadmiumen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeavy metalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGenetic engineeringen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Substances, Toxicen_US
dc.subject.meshHazardous Substancesen_US
dc.titleA plant genetically modified that accumulates Pb is especially promising for phytoremediation (2003), by Carmina Gisbert et al.en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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