Induction of in vitro roots cultures of Thypha latifolia and Scirpus americanus and study of their capacity to remove heavy metals
María del Socorro Santos-Díaz*
María del Carmen Barrón-Cruz
María Catalina Alfaro-De la Torre
Keywords: heavy metals, in vitro root cultures, phytoremediation, Scirpus americanus, Thypha latifolia.
We have established the conditions to obtain in vitro root cultures of Thypha latifolia and Scirpus americanus and have investigated their capacity to remove Pb(II), Mn(II) and Cr(III) from the culture medium. The best conditions for the in vitro culture growth were: an inoculum of