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

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.

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Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Address

10,Thorvaldsensvej 40
1870 Frederisksberg

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Ernst GRAVESEN (Mr)

Participants (8)

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DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S

Denmark

INSTITUTE FOR ECOLOGY OF INDUSTRIAL AREAS

Poland

INSTITUTE OF PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY

Germany

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Switzerland

WARSAW UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00479

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 958 339

  • EU contribution

    € 1 417 631

Coordinated by:

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Denmark