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Phytoremediation Potential of Aquatic Macrophyte, Azolla

Overview of attention for article published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, June 2011
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Phytoremediation Potential of Aquatic Macrophyte, Azolla
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Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, June 2011
DOI 10.1007/s13280-011-0159-z
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Anjuli Sood, Perm L. Uniyal, Radha Prasanna, Amrik S. Ahluwalia


Aquatic macrophytes play an important role in the structural and functional aspects of aquatic ecosystems by altering water movement regimes, providing shelter to fish and aquatic invertebrates, serving as a food source, and altering water quality by regulating oxygen balance, nutrient cycles, and accumulating heavy metals. The ability to hyperaccumulate heavy metals makes them interesting research candidates, especially for the treatment of industrial effluents and sewage waste water. The use of aquatic macrophytes, such as Azolla with hyper accumulating ability is known to be an environmentally friendly option to restore polluted aquatic resources. The present review highlights the phytoaccumulation potential of macrophytes with emphasis on utilization of Azolla as a promising candidate for phytoremediation. The impact of uptake of heavy metals on morphology and metabolic processes of Azolla has also been discussed for a better understanding and utilization of this symbiotic association in the field of phytoremediation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 1%
Russia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 145 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 32 21%
Student > Master 28 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 9%
Unspecified 14 9%
Other 36 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 38%
Environmental Science 35 23%
Unspecified 18 12%
Engineering 9 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Other 23 15%

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