Effects of Rhizobacteria on the Tolerance, Uptake and Speciation of Arsenic and Mercury in Rice

    Project: Research project

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    Objectives
    1.Investigate the effects of isolated As- and Hg-tolerant rhizobacteria on rice growth and their plant growth promoting mechanisms;
    2.Examine the effects of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on As and Hg uptake, accumulation and speciation in rice;
    3.Investigate the effects of Fe-oxidising bacteria (FeOB) on Fe plaque formation in rice roots and accumulation of As and Hg in rice; and
    4.Explore the feasibility of combing rhizobacteria (PGPR and FeOB) to enhance the As and Hg tolerance of rice and reduce As and Hg accumulation in rice grains.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/1530/06/18