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Plant Absorbs Toxic RDX Contamination

Removing this pollutant has proved especially challenging, partly because unexploded ordnance peppers many of the country’s massive firing ranges. Bacteria that break down RDX exist in soil but do not consume the toxin fast enough to keep it from seeping into aquifers. More:

Plant Absorbs Toxic RDX Contamination  –  Scientific American
Mutant Plants Mop Up Explosives  –  Scientific American
Field trial demonstrating phytoremediation of the military explosive RDX by XplA/XplB-expressing switchgrass (Research abstract)Removing this pollutant has proved especially challenging, partly because unexploded ordnance peppers many of the country’s massive firing ranges. Bacteria that break down RDX exist in soil but do not consume the toxin fast enough to keep it from seeping into aquifers. More:

Plant Absorbs Toxic RDX Contamination  –  Scientific American
Mutant Plants Mop Up Explosives  –  Scientific American
Field trial demonstrating phytoremediation of the military explosive RDX by XplA/XplB-expressing switchgrass (Research abstract)

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