Mycorrhizal Assisted Phytoremediation of Xenobiotics from Contaminated Soil

  • Awadhesh Kumar Shukla
  • Amit Kishore Singh
  • Anjney Sharma


Bioremediation is an integrative process where the polluted sites are decontaminated by potential exploitation of microorganisms. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) often found in association with the roots of higher vascular plants and may constitute up to 50% of the total soil microbial biomass. AMF is considered as better alternative to impetus the phytoremediation process because the hyphae intermingled together and create a wide area network in order to make bridge between plant roots, soil and rhizospheric microorganisms. This chapter is focused on the role and significance of AMF in phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sites. Additionally the metabolite formation during bioremediation of organic compounds is discussed. Furthermore the factors affecting the bioremediation process is also summarized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Awadhesh Kumar Shukla
    • 1
  • Amit Kishore Singh
    • 2
  • Anjney Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyK. S. Saket P.G. CollegeAyodhyaIndia
  2. 2.Kamla Nehru P.G. CollegeRaebareliIndia
  3. 3.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMau Nath BhanjanIndia

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