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UAF-led team uncovers plant remediation effects on petroleum contamination

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Studying Phytoremediation of a Petroleum-Contaminated Site

image: Chris Kasanke, left, and Mary-Cathrine Leewis were part of the UAF research team led by microbiology professor Mary Beth Leigh that studied plant remediation of a site contaminated by petrochemicals. Their recently published study of the Fairbanks site revealed that initial choices about fertilization and seeding affected which plants and soil microbes were present two decades later. view more 

Credit: Mary-Cathrine Leewis

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