Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Remediation Potential of Organic and Inorganic Compounds

  • Thinhinane Fecih
  • Hafida Baoune
Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 17)


Industrialization has led to the serious issue of soil contamination caused by both organic and inorganic pollutants which are persistent and could generate dangerous human diseases. In the last few years, several researches about the dangerous effects of these compounds on biodiversity and human health were carried out to find and to develop new techniques that reduce or eliminate pollution without causing negative effects on the environment. Mycorrhizoremediation is one of the biological solutions that can solve the problem of pollution; using mycorrhizal fungi in bioremediation can not only remove pollutants but also enhance host plant development and even help synergically the growth of non-mycorrhizal plants. This chapter will highlight the potential of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inocula on bioremediation and methods of inoculum production and successful application and commercialization.


Bioremediation Mycorrhizoremediation Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) Organic and inorganic pollutants 



1-Aminocyclopropane Carboxylate Deaminase


Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi




Heavy Metals


Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons


Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria


Persistent Inorganic Pollutants


Persistent Organic Pollutants


United Nations Environmental Pollution


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thinhinane Fecih
    • 1
  • Hafida Baoune
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Bio-Resources Sahariennes FNSVUniversité Kasdi Merbah OuraglaOuarglaAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de protection des écosystème en zones arides et semi-aridesFNSV, Université Kasdi Merbah OuraglaOuarglaAlgeria

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