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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 152-157

Consequences of Glyphosate Contamination and its Remediation through Microbial and Mineral Sources
Qammar Farooq1, Aqarab Husnain Gondal1*, Humaira Ramzan4, Abu Bakar Ijaz1, Asma Zafar1, Haroon Ilahi3, Muhammad Zohaib Aslam1, Muhammad Danish Toor2, Anam Sadaf4 and Muneeb Ur Rehman1
1Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture,Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan
2European University of Lefke, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Environmental Sciences Northern Cyprus TR-10 Mersin Turkey
3Department of Agriculture, University of Sawabi, Sawabi, Pakistan
4Department of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
*Corresponding author

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide that is commonly used to combat a wide range of annual and perennial weeds. However, its widespread use has negative consequences for human beings and for the climate change. Aside from that, it has an effect on marine organisms, microbial biota in soil, which leads to a lack of soil fertility, and eventually reduces plant growth and yield, all of which has an impact on the food chain. Various methods have been used to eliminate glyphosate from polluted environments, but the most eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative is microbial degradation and the use of nitrogen, either singly or in combination with organic sources. Microbes release basic elements in the soil by their enzymatic processes, and they play an important role in improving plant growth and phytoremediation capacity by lowering the total toxicity of a pollutant to plants. Furthermore, dehydrogenase and urease processes, which are known to be the most critical measures of overall microbial development, are greatly influenced by nitrogen fertilizers. Hence, the effect of glyphosate should be analyzed in order to establish a conservation and management strategy to mitigate glyphosate toxicity of aquatic ecosystems, plant growth, and habitats, as stated above.

Keywords: Glyphosate, Consequences, Remediation measures, Microbes, Nitrogen, plant growth, yield

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Qammar Farooq, Aqarab Husnain Gondal, Humaira Ramzan, Abu Bakar Ijaz, Asma Zafar, Haroon Ilahi, Muhammad Zohaib Aslam, Muhammad Danish Toor, Anam Sadaf and Muneeb Ur Rehman. 2021. Consequences of Glyphosate Contamination and its Remediation through Microbial and Mineral Sources.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 152-157. doi:
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