Fitotecnologias: situação atual e perspectivas futura

Translated title of the contribution: Phytotechnologies: current status and future challenges

Cassiano Augusto Rolim Bernardino, Claudio Fernando Mahler, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, Luís António Balreira Novo

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Abstract

The degradation of the environment, increased urbanization, global energy demand growth, and climate change, constitute some of the main problems humans are facing today. Furthermore, anthropogenic activities have contributed to the contamination of natural resources due to the generation, emission and deposition of organic and inorganic pollutants. In this sense, a set of technologies based on the use of plants (phytotechnologies), have conquered great visibility because they offer ecological and sustainable solutions to mitigate these problems. This review summarizes the current status of the main types of phytotechnologies, from which phytoremediation, phytomining, biomass for energy generation, and green roofs, stand out. In addition, this work also presents some of the future challenges of phytotechnologies, such as their optimization through advanced gene editing techniques or their combination with nanotechnologies.
Translated title of the contributionPhytotechnologies: current status and future challenges
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)63-68
JournalActa Brasiliensis
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Phytoremediation
  • Phytomining
  • Biomass
  • Green roofs
  • Climate change

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