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Effect of drugs on structural barriers formation in plant roots (Drugs and root barriers)

Project Identification
MUNI/IGA/1272/2020
Project Period
1/2021 - 12/2021
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Masaryk University
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science

Pharmaceuticals represent important group of pseudo-persistent pollutants in water sources, soils, and sediments. They are at the focus of current research interest because of possible risk to non-target organisms, including plants. It is known that there are detoxification mechanisms in plants (e.g. enzymatic and non-enzymatic). The question is whether, in the case of the drugs, structural barriers can also play protective role in plants, as proven under toxic metals stress.

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