Pedosphere 29(3): 283--297, 2019
ISSN 1002-0160/CN 32-1315/P
©2019 Soil Science Society of China
Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science Press
Soil Microbiomes-a Promising Strategy for Contaminated Soil Remediation: A Review
TENG Ying1, CHEN Wei2
1Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008(China)
2Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing 210014(China)
Corresponding Author:TENG Ying
      Bioremediation is a process mediated by microorganisms and represents a sustainable and eco-friendly way to degrade and detoxify environmental contaminants. Soil microbiomes clearly become a key component of bioremediation as they are more stable and efficient than pure cultures, being recognized as one of the scientific frontiers of the soil environmental science and technology fields. Recently, many advancements have been made regarding the investigation of remediation mechanisms by soil microbiomes and the interactions inside them. This has greatly expanded our ability to characterize the remediating function of soil microbiomes and identify the factors that influence their efficiency for remediation. Here, we suggest that soil microbiomes are a promising strategy for soil remediation. Research is now needed to identify how we can manipulate and manage soil microbiomes to improve remediation efficiency and increase soil fertility at the same time. Therefore, this review aims to emphasize the importance of soil microbiomes in bioremediation and promote further development of this strategy into a widely accepted technique.
Key Words:  bioremediation,contaminant,degradative mechanism,environmental pollution,microbial consortia,microorganisms,remediation efficiency
Citation: Teng Y, Chen W. 2019. Soil microbiomes-a promising strategy for contaminated soil remediation:A review. Pedosphere. 29(3):283-297.
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