Plant capability to lower antimicrobial drug concentration, such as sulfonamide (Sulfadimethoxine) and a quinolone (Flumequine) - widely used in intensive farming, has been tested in laboratory models already set up in previous experiments. The aim of this work was to determine phytoremediation capability of different macrophytes, Azolla, Lemna and Pistia, by evaluating the effects on both plant growth and drug uptake/degradation. The three plant models survived even at very high drug concentrations although toxic effects were evident, particularly in the case of Pistia that died after 3 weeks at the highest concentrations. Furthermore the three plant models are able to absorb and store amount of drugs, particularly Azolla showed high drug uptake and degradation. These results lead us to hypothesise an important role for these plants as a bioremediation technique in the future.

Forni, C., Patrizi, C., Migliore, L. (2006). Floating aquatic macrophytes as a decontamination tool for antimicrobial drugs.. In NATO Science Series IV. Earth and Environmental Sciences. (pp.467-477). DORDRECHT : Springer.

Floating aquatic macrophytes as a decontamination tool for antimicrobial drugs.

FORNI, CINZIA;MIGLIORE, LUCIANA
2006

Abstract

Plant capability to lower antimicrobial drug concentration, such as sulfonamide (Sulfadimethoxine) and a quinolone (Flumequine) - widely used in intensive farming, has been tested in laboratory models already set up in previous experiments. The aim of this work was to determine phytoremediation capability of different macrophytes, Azolla, Lemna and Pistia, by evaluating the effects on both plant growth and drug uptake/degradation. The three plant models survived even at very high drug concentrations although toxic effects were evident, particularly in the case of Pistia that died after 3 weeks at the highest concentrations. Furthermore the three plant models are able to absorb and store amount of drugs, particularly Azolla showed high drug uptake and degradation. These results lead us to hypothesise an important role for these plants as a bioremediation technique in the future.
NATO Science Series IV. Earth and Environmental Sciences. , vol. 69, p. 467-477, DORDRECHT:Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4020-4727-5
Krakow (Polonia),
2005
NATO
Rilevanza internazionale
su invito
2-lug-2005
Settore BIO/01
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale e Applicata
English
Antibiotic, Azolla, Flumequine, Lemna, phytoremediation, Pistia, Sulfadimethoxine
Intervento a convegno
Forni, C., Patrizi, C., Migliore, L. (2006). Floating aquatic macrophytes as a decontamination tool for antimicrobial drugs.. In NATO Science Series IV. Earth and Environmental Sciences. (pp.467-477). DORDRECHT : Springer.
Forni, C; Patrizi, C; Migliore, L
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