Response of duckweed to lead exposure: phytomining, bioindicators and bioremediation
The ability of aquatic macrophytes to bioaccumulate toxic metals relative to the concentrations of these metals in wastewater has led to their use as phytoremediators. Lead (Pb) is among the most serious environmental contaminants. This study assesses the gibbous duckweed (Lemna gibba L.) as a bioaccumulator and bioindicator of Pb pollution. The plant recovery from a 12-d exposure period in ... Read more