ISRAA IBRAHIM LAZIM, SAMAR JASIM MOHAMMED, NERAN ADNAN AL NAQEEB* AND MOHAMED I. A. FAYED
Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Misan, Mysan, Iraq
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile : +964 78111 00912)
(Received : March 2, 2022; Accepted : April 20, 2022)
This study illustrates the importance of some aquatic plants as bioindicators of contamination with
hydrocarbons and heavy elements. Aquatic plants have many applications in the treatment of
contamination with hydrocarbons and heavy elements, due to much lower cost and higher efficiency.
Aquatic plants have been proved in numerous studies to be sinks for heavy metals and hydrocarbons in
aquatic ecosystems, and it is also used in the treatment process and to reduce or limit contamination
(hydrocarbons and heavy metals).
Key words : Aquatic plants, hydrocarbons, heavy elements, bioindicator, contamination