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Phytomining vs. Phytoextraction: What's the Difference?

Phytomining and Phytoextraction Definitions


The planting (and subsequent harvesting) of vegetation that selectively concentrate specific metals from the environment into their tissues, for the primary or subsidiary purpose of commercial exploitation of the extracted metal.


A form of phytoremediation that exploits the process in which plants absorb substances, particularly heavy metals, from the environment and store them in their tissues.

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