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Heavy Metal Stress in Plants : From Biomolecules to Ecosystems - M. N. V. Prasad

Heavy Metal Stress in Plants

From Biomolecules to Ecosystems

By: M. N. V. Prasad (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2004
ISBN: 9783540401315
Number Of Pages: 462

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Whilst heavy metal phytotoxicity has been known for more than a century, it is astonishing that interest in the effects of heavy metals on organisms has only recently received added attention. Research in the past years, however, has confirmed the immense damage by metal pollution to plants, the soil and ultimately to humans. This completely updated and enlarged second edition gives a state-of-the art review on both field and laboratory work. It deals with the various functional and ecological aspects of heavy metal stress on plants and outlines the scope for future research and the possibilities for remediation.

Metal availability, uptake, transport and accumulation in plantsp. 1
Metal speciation, chelation and complexing ligands in plantsp. 28
Metallothioneins, metal binding complexes and metal sequestration in plantsp. 47
Heavy metal induced oxidative damage in terrestrial plantsp. 84
Membrane lipid alterations in heavy metal exposed plantsp. 127
Photosynthesis in heavy metal stressed plantsp. 146
Plant mitochondrial respiration under the influence of heavy metalsp. 182
Ecophysiology of plant growth under heavy metal stressp. 201
Structural and ultrastructural changes in heavy metal exposed plantsp. 223
Water relations in heavy metal stressed plantsp. 249
Heavy metals as essential nutrientsp. 271
Metal pollution and forest declinep. 295
Root and rhizosphere processes in metal hyperaccumulation and phytoremediation technologyp. 313
Phytoremediation of metals and radionuclides in the environment : the case for natural hyperaccumulators, metal transporters, soil-amending chelators and transgenic plantsp. 345
Metal removal from sewage sludge : bioengineering and biotechnological applicationsp. 392
Species-selective analysis for metals and metalloids in plantsp. 409
Experimental characterisation of metal tolerancep. 434
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ISBN: 9783540401315
ISBN-10: 3540401318
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 26th April 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 18.95  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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