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Title: Mechanisms of trinitrotoluene transformation, tolerance and toxicity in Arabidopsis thaliana
Author: Beynon, Emily
ISNI:       0000 0001 3462 9868
Awarding Body: York university
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2008
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Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is an explosive which through manufacture, use and decommissioning has polluted large areas of land. Because of the risk posed to human health and other living organisms, the remediation of TNT contaminated land is a priority. Plants have been proposed as a good clean-up system because of their innate ability to remove TNT from soil. Moreover, plant transformed TNT derivatives are sequestered within the plant and are difficult to extract. attenuating the activity of TNT in the environment. Genetic modification has been used to enhance the tolerance threshold and transformation capacity of tobacco, poplar, Arabidopsis and wheat grass to TNT.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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