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Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement

Description

As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms of phytoremediation (in its many forms), phytoextraction and the potential of using plants to mine metals.  This resource is designed to help students realise this potential knowledge and understand the key underpinning scientific principles, together with developing the skills to apply them to questions raised by the challenges.

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This extends the description of phytoremediation by giving an account of the use of hyperaccumulators for phytoextraction and the potential of phytomining. It may be linked to practical activities. Also, the PowerPoint presentation Challenging plants might used.