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Bioremediation

Natural Microbial Bioremediators, Natural Plant Bioremediators, Genetically Modified Bioremediators

Bioremediation is the use of organisms to break down and thereby detoxify dangerous chemicals in the environment. Plants and microorganisms are used as bioremediators. The technology can take advantage of a natural metabolic pathway or genetically modify an organism to have a particular toxic "appetite."

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