Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin by Xuebin YinPhytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin by Xuebin Yin

Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin

byXuebin Yin

Paperback | July 25, 2012

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Phytoremediation consists of using plants and their associated microbes for environmental cleanup. Over the past 10 years, this treatment has gained recognition as a cost-effective, non-invasive, alternative or complimentary technology to engineering-based remediation methods. Biofortification, on the other hand, is an agricultural process that increases the uptake and accumulation of mineral nutrients in agricultural products through plant breeding, genetic engineering, or manipulation of agricultural practices. This book shows how, despite having different goals, both phytoremediation and biofortification technologies can be closely connected as they are both based on the phytoextraction process that involves plant uptake, accumulation, and transformation of nutrient elements from soil. More specifically, this brief offers a comprehensive introduction to Phytoremediation and Biofortification of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), cadium (Cd) and copper (Cu), and illustrates the emerging integration of these two bio-technologies. Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin is a valuable resource to students, technicians, and academics who are interested in the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants, and in the field of biofortification.
Xuebin Yin is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Advanced Laboratory for Selenium and Human Health at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
Title:Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One CoinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:81 pagesPublished:July 25, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400714386

ISBN - 13:9789400714380

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Table of Contents

Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin (Xuebin Yin, Linxi Yuan, Ying Liu and Zhiqing Lin).- Selenium in Plants and Soils, and Selenosis in Enshi, China: Implications for Selenium Biofortification (Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin, Yuanyuan Zhu, Fei Li, Yang Huang, Ying Liu, Zhiqing Lin).- Phytoremediation of Zinc-Contaminated Soil and Zinc-Biofortification for Human Nutrition (Li Zhao, Linxi Yuan, Zhangmin Wang, Tianyu Lei, Xuebin Yin).- Biofortification to Struggle against Iron Deficiency (Yang Huang, Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin).- Phytoremediation of Cadmium and Copper Contaminated Soils (Yuanyuan Zhu, De Bi, Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin)