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The potential of rock dust nanoparticles to improve seed germination and seedling vigor of native species: A review

Land degradation as a result of unregulated mineral exploration and mining, negatively impacts local communities and vulnerable ecosystems. Phytoremediation is used as a progressive rehabilitation strategy to stabilize tailings sites, reduce soil erosion and immobilize heavy metal contaminants. However, in order to develop successful and sustainable phytoremediation methods, native plants must overcome several abiotic stressors. This review examines publicly available literature to determine the potential of repurposed tailings materials, in the form of rock dust nanoparticles (RDNPs), as a nanopriming agent to improve seed germination and seedling ...