Heavy Metal Stress in Plants, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642384692
  • ISBN-13: 9783642384691
  • DDC: 571.92
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 242 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Plants possess a range of potential cellular mechanisms that may be involved in the detoxification of heavy metals and thus tolerance to metal stress. Metal toxicity causes multiple direct and indirect effects in plants that concern practically all physiological functions. The main purpose of this book is to present comprehensive and concise information on recent advances in the field of metal transport and how genetic diversity affects heavy metal transport in plants. Other key futures of the book are related to metal toxicity and detoxification mechanisms, biochemical tools for HM remediation processes, molecular mechanisms for HM detoxification, how metallomics and metalloproteomics are affected by heavy metal stress in plants, and the role of ROS metabolism in the alleviation of heavy metals. Some chapters also focus on recent developments in the field of phytoremediation. Overall the book presents in-depth information and the most essential advances in the field of heavy metal toxicity in plants in recent years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Metalloenzymes Involved in the Metabolism of Reactive Oxygen Species and Heavy Metal Stress.
2: Metal Transporters in Plants.
3: Biochemistry of Metals/Metalloids Toward Remediation Process.
4: Role of Phytochelatins in Heavy Metal Stress and Detoxification Mechanisms in Plants.
5: Detoxification and Tolerance of Heavy Metal in Tobacco Plants.
6: Heavy Metal Uptake and Tolerance of Charophytes.
7: Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Lead Uptake, Toxicity and Detoxification in Higher Plants.
8: Interpopulation Responses to Metal Pollution: Metal Tolerance in Wetland Plants.
9: Intraspecific Variation in Metal Tolerance of Plants.
10: Metallomics and Metabolomics of Plants Under Environmental Stress Caused by Metals.
11: Biogeochemical Cycling of Arsenic in Soil–Plant Continuum: Perspectives for Phytoremediation.
12: Evaluation of the Potential of Salt Marsh Plants for Metal Phytoremediation in Estuarine Environment.