Nele Weyens

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Affiliation: Hasselt University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Plant-associated bacteria and their role in the success or failure of metal phytoextraction projects: first observations of a field-related experiment
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:288-99. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Endophytic bacteria improve phytoremediation of Ni and TCE co-contamination
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2422-7. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Phytoremediation: plant-endophyte partnerships take the challenge
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:248-54. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Short rotation coppice culture of willows and poplars as energy crops on metal contaminated agricultural soils
    Ann Ruttens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:194-207. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Endophytes and their potential to deal with co-contamination of organic contaminants (toluene) and toxic metals (nickel) during phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:244-55. 2011
  6. pmc Understanding the development of roots exposed to contaminants and the potential of plant-associated bacteria for optimization of growth
    Tony Remans
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Ann Bot 110:239-52. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Bacteria associated with oak and ash on a TCE-contaminated site: characterization of isolates with potential to avoid evapotranspiration of TCE
    Nele Weyens
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:830-43. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Potential of the TCE-degrading endophyte Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to improve plant growth and reduce TCE phytotoxicity and evapotranspiration in poplar cuttings
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2915-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Bioaugmentation with engineered endophytic bacteria improves contaminant fate in phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9413-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Exploiting plant-microbe partnerships to improve biomass production and remediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, CMK, Universitaire Campus building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 27:591-8. 2009

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Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Plant-associated bacteria and their role in the success or failure of metal phytoextraction projects: first observations of a field-related experiment
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:288-99. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that the difference in the metal accumulation capacity between BR and TO clones might be at least partly related to differences in characteristics of their associated bacterial population...
  2. doi request reprint Endophytic bacteria improve phytoremediation of Ni and TCE co-contamination
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2422-7. 2010
    ..In addition, TCE evapotranspiration showed a decreasing trend and a 5 times higher Ni uptake was observed after inoculation...
  3. doi request reprint Phytoremediation: plant-endophyte partnerships take the challenge
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:248-54. 2009
    ..Furthermore, endophytes that can degrade organic contaminants and deal with or, even better, improve extraction of the metals offer promising ways to improve phytoremediation of mixed pollution...
  4. ncbi request reprint Short rotation coppice culture of willows and poplars as energy crops on metal contaminated agricultural soils
    Ann Ruttens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:194-207. 2011
    ..Based on the data of the first growing cycle, for this particular case, SRC of willows should be recommended...
  5. ncbi request reprint Endophytes and their potential to deal with co-contamination of organic contaminants (toluene) and toxic metals (nickel) during phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 13:244-55. 2011
    ..cepacia BU72 inoculated plants. These results indicate that engineered endophytes have the potential to assist their host plant to deal with co-contamination of toxic metals and organic contaminants during phytoremediation...
  6. pmc Understanding the development of roots exposed to contaminants and the potential of plant-associated bacteria for optimization of growth
    Tony Remans
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Ann Bot 110:239-52. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the potential of plant-associated bacteria to influence root growth by their growth-promoting and stress-relieving capacities is explored...
  7. doi request reprint Bacteria associated with oak and ash on a TCE-contaminated site: characterization of isolates with potential to avoid evapotranspiration of TCE
    Nele Weyens
    Environmental Biology, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:830-43. 2009
    ..In this study, only the cultivable bacteria were characterized because the final aim was to isolate TCE-degrading, heavy metal resistant bacteria that might be used as traceable inocula to enhance bioremediation...
  8. doi request reprint Potential of the TCE-degrading endophyte Pseudomonas putida W619-TCE to improve plant growth and reduce TCE phytotoxicity and evapotranspiration in poplar cuttings
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2915-9. 2010
    ..Dichloroacetic acid (DCAA) and trichloroacetic acid (TCAA), which are known intermediates of TCE degradation, were not detected...
  9. doi request reprint Bioaugmentation with engineered endophytic bacteria improves contaminant fate in phytoremediation
    Nele Weyens
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9413-8. 2009
    ..Since P. putida W619-TCE was engineered via horizontal gene transfer, its deliberate release is not restricted under European genetically modified organisms (GMO) regulations...
  10. doi request reprint Exploiting plant-microbe partnerships to improve biomass production and remediation
    Nele Weyens
    Hasselt University, Department of Environmental Biology, CMK, Universitaire Campus building D, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 27:591-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, because many bacteria show a natural capacity to cope with contaminants, they could be exploited to improve the efficiency of phytoremediation or to protect the food chain by reducing levels of agrochemicals in food crops...
  11. doi request reprint Field note: hydraulic containment of a BTEX plume using poplar trees
    Tanja Barac
    Hasselt University, Environmental Biology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 11:416-24. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field
    Jaco Vangronsveld
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 16:765-94. 2009
    ..Because remediation with transgenic organisms is largely untested in the field, this topic is not covered in this review. Brief attention will be paid to the economical aspects, use, and processing of the biomass...