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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 173829, 10 pages
Review Article

A Critical View of Current State of Phytotechnologies to Remediate Soils: Still a Promising Tool?

1Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología Agraria, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48-30203 Cartagena, Spain
2Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Universitaestrasse 16, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
3Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury 7647, New Zealand

Received 7 October 2011; Accepted 2 November 2011

Academic Editors: R. Clemente and J. Ruelas-Inzunza

Copyright © 2012 Héctor M. Conesa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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