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An integrated approach towards removal by plants of toxic metals from polluted soils

Objective

By employing an ecologically and economically beneficial strategy we expect to reclaim land currently deemed unusable or agriculture in the European Union. The project aims to generate plants for safe, cost-effective photo-extraction of toxic metals from soils (phytoremediation). Gene's essential for metal tolerance and homeostasis will be determined by using integrated physiological, molecular, biochemical and electrophysiological approaches. The final result will be transgenic Fistula with improved heavy metal tolerance and/or tolerance.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Address
10,Thorvaldsensvej 40
1870 Frederisksberg
Denmark

Participants (8)

DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S
Denmark
Address
31,Hojerupvej 31
4660 Store Heddinge
INSTITUTE FOR ECOLOGY OF INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Poland
Address
Ul. Kossutha 6
40844 Katowice
INSTITUTE OF PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY
Germany
Address
3,Weinberg 3
06120 Halle (Saale)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Am Muehlenberg 1
14424 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
71,Raemistrasse 71
CH-8091 Zurich
WARSAW UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00927 Warszawa