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Heavy Metals and Phytoremediation

doty, sharon [1], Kang, JunWon [2], Lee, KeumYoung [2], Wilkerson, Jasmine [2], Beyer, Dick [2], Bammler, Theo [2], Farin, Fred [2], Bilgin, Metin [3], Schuler, Mary A. [3], Strand, Stuart [4].

Genetic Analysis of TCE Metabolism in Arabidopsis and Poplar.

Halogenated hydrocarbons, such as trichloroethylene (TCE), are serious environmental contaminants of soil, groundwater, and air. Studies of the metabolism of this class of pollutants by poplar trees, a genus widely used in phytoremediation applications, has demonstrated that cytochrome P450 enzymes are involved in the early steps of TCE metabolism. Using microarrays of poplar and Arabidopsis, we have determined a number of genes that are differentially regulated in response to TCE. Through overexpression of candidate genes and RNAi experiments in Arabidopsis, we will elucidate which of these genes may be directly involved in TCE metabolism.


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1 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
2 - University of Washington
3 - University of Illinois
4 - University of Washingon

Keywords:
Phytoremediation.

Presentation Type: Plant Biology Abstract
Session: P
Location: Exhibit Hall (Northeast, Southwest & Southeast)/Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: P05018
Abstract ID:900


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