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Glossary entry:Phytoremediation (EURODEMO)
Meaning in EUGRIS: Phytoremediation is the process which involves the use of plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, or destroy contaminants in soil, sediment, or groundwater. The mechanisms of phytoremediation include enhanced rhizosphere biodegradation (takes place in soil or groundwater immediately surrounding plant roots), phytoextraction (also known as phytoaccumulation, the uptake of contaminants by plant roots and the translocation/accumulation of contaminants into plant shoots and leaves), phytodegradation (metabolism of contaminants within plant tissues), and phytostabilization (production of chemical compounds by plants to immobilize contaminants at the interface of roots and soil). Phytoremediation applies to all biological, chemical, and physical processes that are influenced by plants (including the rhizosphere), and that aid in cleanup of the contaminated substances.

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