This project intends to advance rhizoremediation - the combined application of plants and root zone bacteria for soil cleaning - in two essential aspects. (1) GM bacteria engineered for in site PCB degradation, will be further developed as bio monitoring strains, i.e., to signal the presence of the pollutant in plant and soil and the efficacy of the bioremediation strains. (2) Molecular detection methods for tracking GM degrader bacteria in the environment will be developed to detect and quantify the GM strains under environmental conditions. Molecular tools may also be used to monitor GM strains following a planned deliberate release. A detailed risk assessment of the GM strains and bioremediation technology will be prepared resulting in a set of guidelines for regulatory authorities and end users.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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