Gupta, Dharmendra Kumar, Corpas, Francisco J., Palma, José M. (Eds.)
2013, XII, 242 p. 25 illus., 17 illus. in color.
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Brings very depth knowledge in the field of heavy metal toxicity in plants in recent years
Presents comprehensive and concise information on recent advances in the field of metal transport and how genetic diversity affects heavy metal transport in plants
Written by international experts
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.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »abiotic stress - detoxification - metal toxicity - metal transporters - phytoremediation - plant stress response