Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Plants: Effects of Trace Metals on Plant Function by N. W. LeppEffect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Plants: Effects of Trace Metals on Plant Function by N. W. Lepp

Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Plants: Effects of Trace Metals on Plant Function

EditorN. W. Lepp

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Trace metals occur as natural constituents of the earth's crust, and are ever present constituents of soils, natural waters and living matter. The biological significance of this disparate assemblage of elements has gradually been uncovered during the twentieth century; the resultant picture is one of ever-increasing complexity. Several of these elements have been demonstrated to be essential to the functions of living organisms, others appear to only interact with living matter in a toxic manner, whilst an ever-decreasing number do not fall conveniently into either category. When the interactions between trace metals and plants are considered, one must take full account of the known chemical properties of each element. Consideration must be given to differences in chemical reactivity, solubility and to interactions with other inorganic and organic molecules. A clear understanding of the basic chemical properties of an element of interest is an essential pre-requisite to any subsequent consideration of its biological significance. Due consideration to basic chemical considerations is a theme which runs through the collection of chapters in both volumes.
Title:Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Plants: Effects of Trace Metals on Plant FunctionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.01 inPublished:June 16, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401173419

ISBN - 13:9789401173414

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Table of Contents

1 Chemistry and Biochemistry of Trace Metals in Biological Systems.- 2 Lead: Understanding the Minimal Toxicity of Lead in Plants.- 3 Cadmium.- 4 Copper.- 5 Zinc.- 6 Nickel.- 7 Other Trace Metals.- 8 Metalloids.