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Project Publications: University of Washington: Phytoremediation of Pollutants Using Transgenic Plants

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Phytoremediation of Pollutants Using Transgenic Plants

Project Leader: Stuart E. Strand
Grant Number: P42ES004696
Funding Period: 2006-2015
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  • Zhang L, Routsong R, Strand SE. 2019. Greatly enhanced removal of volatile organic carcinogens by a genetically modified houseplant, pothos ivy (Epipremnum aureum) expressing the mammalian cytochrome P450 2e1 gene. Environ Sci Technol 53(1):325-331. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b04811 PMID:30565461


  • Kang J, Doty SL. 2014. Cometabolic degradation of trichloroethylene by Burkholderia cepacia G4 with poplar leaf homogenate. Can J Microbiol 60(7):487-490. doi:10.1139/cjm-2014-0095 PMID:24992516



  • Kang J, Wilkerson H, Farin FM, Bammler TK, Beyer RP, Strand SE, Doty SL. 2010. Mammalian cytochrome CYP2E1 triggered differential gene regulation in response to trichloroethylene (TCE) in a transgenic poplar. Funct Integr Genomics 10(3):417-424. doi:10.1007/s10142-010-0165-4 PMID:20213342 PMCID:PMC3050643



  • Doty SL, James CA, Moore AL, Vajzovic A, Singleton GL, Ma C, Khan Z, Xin G, Kang J, Park J, Meilan R, Strauss SH, Wilkerson J, Farin FM, Strand SE. 2007. Enhanced phytoremediation of volatile environmental pollutants with transgenic trees. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(43):16816-16821. doi:10.1073/pnas.0703276104 PMID:17940038 PMCID:PMC2040402


  • Strand SE. 2006. Enhanced metabolism of a variety of environmental pollutants by transgenic plants. In: Annual Meeting of American Society of Plant Biologists, August 5-9. Boston, MA.
  • Strand SE. 2006. Enhanced phytoremediation of a variety of environmental pollutants by trasgenic Aspen. In: The Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle, May 22-25. Monterey, CA.
  • Strand SE. 2006. Enhanced phytoremediation with Poplar using transgenics. In: Seventh Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group, September 25-28. Pasco, WA.
  • Strand SE. 2006. Help from within: Enhancing phytoremediation using Poplar symbionts and genetic engineering. In: Forth International Poplar Symposium, June 5-9. Nanjing, China.
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