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Plants and their microbial assistants: Nature's answer to Earth's environmental pollution problemsThe utilization of higher plants and their associated microorganisms to solve environmental pollution problems on Earth and in future space applications is briefly reviewed. If man is sealed inside closed facilities, he becomes a polluter of the environment. It is also common knowledge to most people that man cannot survive on Earth without green photosynthesizing plants and microorganisms. Therefore, it is vitally important to have a better understanding of the interactions of man with plants and microorganisms. Biosphere 2 and other related studies presently being conducted or planned, hopefully, will supply data that will help save planet Earth from impending environmental disaster. The development of means to utilize both air and water pollution as a nutrient source for growing green plants is examined.
Document ID
19910004538
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wolverton, B. C. (Wolverton Environmental Services Picayune, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington, Biological Life Support Technologies: Commercial Opportunities
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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