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Transporting Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria via Fungal Mycelium To Efficiently Reduce Perchlorate Concentration in Martian Regolith
Perchlorate (ClO4-) is a toxic salt found on Earth and in Martian regolith that stops plants from growing. This prevents Martian colonists from using regolith to grow crops for food.
Common bean in 1% perchlorate soil
Common bean in 0% perchlorate soil
Why do we focus on perchlorates as the primary issue hindering the establishment of Martian agriculture?
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