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UGA Scientists Engineer Yellow Poplar Trees That May Help Clean Up Toxic Mercury Pollution

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University of Georgia researchers have genetically engineered yellow poplar trees giving them the ability to absorb toxic mercury from soil, convert the toxin to a relatively inert form, and release the converted matter as a vapor into the atmosphere.

ATHENS, Ga. -- For centuries people have turned to plants to cure everything from croup to heart disease. Now it seems plants may be able to clean up after us as well.


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