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Title: Bisphenol-A removal by the halophyte Juncus acutus in a phytoremediation pilot: Characterization and potential role of the endophytic community
Authors: Syranidou, Evdokia
Christofilopoulos, Stavros
Politi, Maria
Weyens, Nele
Venieri, Danae
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Kalogerakis, Nicolas
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 323, p. 350-358
Abstract: A phytoremediation pilot emulating a shallow aquifer planted withJuncus acutus showed to be effective for remediating Bisphenol-A (BPA) contaminated groundwater. Biostimulation with root exudates, low molecular weight organic acids, of J. acutus did not improve BPA-degradation rates. Furthermore, the endophytic bacterial community off. acutus was isolated and characterized. Many strains were found to possess increased tolerance to metals such as Zn, Ni, Pb and Cd. Moreover, several endophytic bacterial strains tolerated and even used BPA and/or two antibiotics (ciprofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole) as a sole carbon source. Our results demonstrate that the cultivable bacterial endophytic community of J. acutus is able to use organic contaminants as carbon sources, tolerates metals and is equipped with plant-growth promoting traits. Therefore, J. acutus has potential to be exploited in constructed wetlands when co-contamination is one of the restricting factors. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Syranidou, Evdokia; Christofilopoulos, Stavros; Politi, Maria; Venieri, Danae; Kalogerakis, Nicolas] Tech Univ Crete, Sch Environm Engn, Polytechneioupolis 73100, Chania, Greece. [Syranidou, Evdokia; Weyens, Nele; Vangronsveld, Jaco] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23259
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.05.034
ISI #: 000390500000036
ISSN: 0304-3894
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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