phytoremediation

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phytoremediation

(fī″tō-rĕ-mēd′ē-ā′shŭn)
The use of trees and plants to remove pollutants from the environment.
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2002) Advances in phytoremediation: Phytotransformation.
In the last decade, the term has been expanded to cover several plant-induced remediation mechanisms including phytostabilization for heavy metals; phytovolatilization for mercury, selenium, and chlorinated solvents; phytotransformation for munitions, pesticides, and chlorinated solvents; and rhizosphere degradation or plant-assisted bioremediation for organic compounds.
On the other hand, freshwater marshes constructed primarily for phytotransformation of nutrients or for wildlife habitat can be significantly damaged by a large influx of herbicides.