Not the tough, tough Tanami Track ordeal it once was, now it’s a generally fair unsealed road. It’s just a long way between settlements, ie 580km from Yuendumu to Billiluna now the Rabbit Flat roadhouse has closed on 31 December 2010. The Northern Territory section of road is usually in much better condition than the more sandy WA side due to the combination of the road trains servicing some of Australia’s most productive gold mines along the route from Alice and Federal Government money. Be prepared for creating a major surprise for the other, four wheeled, tourers when they encounter someone travelling on a bicycle.
In restoration ecology , endophytes can assist native species in outcompeting non-native invasive species and, colonizing barren land in secondary ecological succession , and restoring ecosystems degraded by pollutants. As with in biofuel production, in phytoremediation high productivity species are often used. Plants are able to contain, store, potentially break down, and stimulate microorganisms in the soil to break down certain pollutants.  With phytoremediation the main challenge is the growth of plants in soil contaminated with organic pollutants and inorganic pollutants such as heavy metals. In this endophytes assist plants in converting pollutants into less biologically harmful forms such as breaking down TCE of PAHs in their metabolic pathways, and assist plants in tolerating higher levels of soil contamination with pollutants such as toluene .