A paper by Songlin Wu et al. on the interactions between nano zero-valent iron and microbes in contaminated soils has been published in Environmental Science & Technology. The study revealed the counteractive effects of AM and nZVI on plant metal(loid) uptake and uncovered details of metal(loid) behavior in the AM fungal–root–nZVI system, calling into question about nZVI implementation in mycorrhizospheric systems.
Wu S., Vosátka M., Vogel-Mikus K., Kavčič A., Kelemen M., Šepec L., Pelicon P., Skála R., Valero Powter A.R., Teodoro M., Michálková Z., Komárek M., 2018. Nano zero-valent iron mediated metal(loid) uptake and translocation by arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses. Environmental Science & Technology 52(14), 7640-7651. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05516
Read the paper here.