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Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement

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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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A summary of causes of land contamination by metallic compounds and organic compounds. It provides the context for using plants to phytomanage environments.