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Thomas Fester Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a wetland constructed for benzene-, methyl tert-butyl ether- and ammonia-contaminated groundwater bioremediation Microbial Biotechnology 6

Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7915.2012.00357.x

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, mutualistic microorganisms supporting plant growth under conditions of stress, have been observed in a phytoremediation system for the detoxification of contaminated groundwater. Molecular analysis revealed the presence of molecular operational taxonomic units closely related to the generalist strains Funneliformis mosseae and Rhizophagus irregularis demonstrating the ability of such strains to establish spontaneously, rapidly and extensively under unfavourable conditions.

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