Contact: Marcia Goodrich
Michigan Technological University
Caption: Maize plants grown in stamp sand inoculated with bacteria, left, were considerably more robust than those grown in stamp sand alone, right. Research led by Michigan Technological University's Ramakrishna Wusirika could lead to new remediation techniques for soils contaminated by copper and other heavy metals.
Credit: Ramakrishna Wusirika
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