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Role of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in the Mycoremediation of Heavy Toxic Metals from Soil

Ameeta Sharma and Honey Sharma
Department of Biotechnology, IIS University, Jaipur
Abstract—Mycoremediation results in the removal of pollutants from environment by fungi. As a result of industrialization or pollution, the soil and drinking water are contaminated with large amount of toxic heavy metals like Cd, Pb, Cr, Zn, Ni, As and Al. High concentration of these metals produce detrimental effect on ecosystem as a result of which food chain is also affected causing risk to human health. These metals affect the growth, physiology and germination of plant as they cause diseases like chlorosis, yellowing, reddening, wilting, and shortening of roots. From the literature survey, it was found that VAM fungi provide an appropriate and efficient system for environmental cleanup through the process of chelation. Therefore VAM and plant symbiotic relationship have the immense potential to extract heavy metals from soil. The process of chelation is different in both plant cells as well as VAM fungi. Basically hyper-accumulators have the ability to perform the process of mycoremediation. Hyper-accumulators perform the process of extraction of heavy metals through phytoextraction, phytostabilisation, phytovolatilisation, phytorhizofiltration. This review details the application of VAM in phytoremediation of heavy toxic metals from soil. 

Index Terms—mycoremediation, phytoremediation, VAM, heavy toxic metals

Cite: Ameeta Sharma and Honey Sharma, "Role of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in the Mycoremediation of Heavy Toxic Metals from Soil," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 418-431, July 2013.
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