Plant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation Techniques by Parvaiz AhmadPlant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation Techniques by Parvaiz Ahmad

Plant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation Techniques

byParvaiz AhmadEditorParvaiz Ahmad

Hardcover | October 28, 2015

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Plant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation Techniquescovers different heavy metals and their effect on soils and plants, along with the remediation techniques currently available.

As cultivable land is declining day-by-day as a result of increased metals in our soil and water, there is an urgent need to remediate these effects. This multi-contributed book is divided into four sections covering the whole of plant metal interactions, including heavy metals, approaches to alleviate heavy metal stress, microbial approaches to remove heavy metals, and phytoremediation.



  • Provides an overview of the effect of different heavy metals on growth, biochemical reactions, and physiology of various plants
  • Serves as a reference guide for available techniques, challenges, and possible solutions in heavy metal remediation
  • Covers sustainable technologies in uptake and removal of heavy metals
Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is the Senior Assistant Professor in Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his postgraduate education in Botany in 2000 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined th...
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Title:Plant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation TechniquesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:652 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128031581

ISBN - 13:9780128031582

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Table of Contents

Section: 1. Heavy Metals: Effect and Responses in Plants

1: Heavy metal stress and responses in plants

2:Aluminum toxicity in plants

3:Silicon and biotic stress in agricultural crop Plants: capabilities and limitations

4:Chromium, Environment and Plants: A Dangerous Affair

5:Copper stress and responses in plants

6:Changes in crop productivity of bean plants (Vicia faba L.) in response to copper toxicity and salinity: an overview

7: Behaviour of Copper in Soils. Toxicity, Sorption characteristics and Bioavaibility

8:The effect of lead on plant and human DNA damages and its impact on human life

9:Boron toxicity and its remediation from soil

10:Brassicas and heavy metal stress: An overview

11:Adaptation of higher plants to the heavy metal stress

12:Detoxification of heavy metals and tolerance in plants

Section: 2. Approaches to alleviate heavy metal stress

13:Heavy Metal Stress and Molecular Approaches in Plants

14:Effects of heavy metal stress on plants: insights from proteomics

15:Role of phytohormones in alleviating heavy metals stress in crop plants

16:Role of the gene Osmyb in the resistance to low temperatures as well as to Zn and Cu pollution

17:Heavy metal stress signaling in plants

Section: 3. Microbial Approaches to remove heavy metals

18:Microbial strategy for the bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils

19:Potential of Plants and Microbes for

Metal Removal: A Green Clean Approach for remediation of Soil and waste water

20:Land reformation using Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria with context to heavy metal contamination

21: Heavy metal stress tolerance in plants through arbuscular mycorrhiza.

Section: 4. Phytoremediation: A Green Clean Technology

22:Duckweed: Hyperaccumulator of heavy metals

23:Plants used in phytoremediation" or : "Hyperaccumulator plants

24:Transgenic plants in phytoremediation: Recent advances and future possibilities

25:Higher plants suitable for remediation - samples from Central Europe

26:Weed plants and uptake of heavy metals: An overview

27:Phytoremediation of saline soils for sustainable agricultural productivity

28:Phytoextraction, the use of plants to remove heavy metals from soils

29:Phytocheletion and metallothioneins: Role in plants

30:Role of glutathione and phytochelation in heavy metal stress tolerance in plants

31:Selenium: uptake, toxicity, tolerance in plants and phytoremediation

32:Plant metallothioneins: An approach toward heavy metal detoxification

33:Mercury and its bioremediation

34: Cadmium stress in plants: mode of action, defense mechanisms and tolerance. Role of higher plants in bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils

35:Accumulation of heavy metal under different methods of irrigation by treated wastewater on corn

36:Overview of the status of agricultural lands affected by long term mining activity in central Chile and remediation attempts