May 14, 20197 days 00
  • Scientists of CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI) and the University of Lucknow have used 2 indigenous strains of bacterium to remove arsenic contamination in soil.
  • The strains are named as Bacillus flexus and Acinetobacter junii.
  • They can live symbiotically in the roots of plants in arsenic contaminated soils and help them uptake the required nutrients without causing toxicity.
  • In addition, they also promote plant growth.
  • Bioremediation uses mainly microorganisms, plants, or microbial or plant enzymes to detoxify contaminants in the soil and other environments.

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