Plants mutants can be used to combat pollution of the soil

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Scientists the Agricultural Research Institute have developed a new technology to combat the heavy metals - cause soil contamination. The technology is the use of genetically modified plants with increased resistance to various pollutants.

The need to find plants that are resistant to heavy metals and accumulate them, was dictated by the high cost and low efficiency of traditional methods of cleaning the soil.

Experts in the end decided to use microbial symbioses with plants. In the process of studying the interaction of bacteria with plants it is possible to create microbial-plant systems, increases the efficiency of the biological recovery of areas that are contaminated. Researchers have been deduced plant with bacteria which exhibit resistance to cadmium. For active absorption of cadmium, the roots of plants treated with bacteria.

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