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Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants -: A viable technology?

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Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants - : A viable technology? / Rylott, Elizabeth L.; Johnston, Emily J.; Bruce, Neil C.

In: Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 66, No. 21, 17.08.2015, p. 6519-6533.

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Rylott, EL, Johnston, EJ & Bruce, NC 2015, 'Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants -: A viable technology?', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 66, no. 21, pp. 6519-6533. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv384

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Rylott, E. L., Johnston, E. J., & Bruce, N. C. (2015). Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants -: A viable technology? Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(21), 6519-6533. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv384

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Rylott EL, Johnston EJ, Bruce NC. Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants -: A viable technology? Journal of Experimental Botany. 2015 Aug 17;66(21):6519-6533. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erv384

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Rylott, Elizabeth L. ; Johnston, Emily J. ; Bruce, Neil C. / Harnessing microbial gene pools to remediate persistent organic pollutants using genetically modified plants - : A viable technology?. In: Journal of Experimental Botany. 2015 ; Vol. 66, No. 21. pp. 6519-6533.

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