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Plant Ecophysiology

Selenium in plants

Molecular, Physiological, Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects

Editors: Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A.H., Winkel, Lenny H.E., Lin, Zhi-Qing (Eds.)

  • This book will be of interest to the diverse selenium research community, managers and inhabitants of seleniferous areas, and anyone who is interested in learning about this interesting and important element
  • Relative to other books about selenium, this volume stands out in its scope. It strives to put plant selenium accumulation in the broadest possible context, including its relevance for global Se cycling, movement of Se in the food chain, and importance for human and environmental health. At the same time, the book thoroughly covers the molecular mechanisms of Se metabolism in plants, and includes succinct overviews of Se transformations in bacteria, algae and mammals, including health aspects in humans
  • Relative to other books about selenium, which often consist of a series of chapters that are not necessarily meant to complement one another, this book strives to form a coherent story, each chapter contributing a facet of the fascinating bigger selenium picture
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This book covers many facets of plant selenium (Se) accumulation: molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and ecological and evolutionary aspects. Broader impacts and applications of plant Se accumulation also receive attention. Plant Se accumulation is very relevant for environmental and human health. Selenium is both essential at low levels and toxic at high levels, and both Se deficiency and toxicity are problems worldwide. Selenium can positively affect crop productivity and nutritional value. Plants may also be used to clean up excess environmental Se. Selenium in plants has profound ecological impact, and likely contributes to Se movement in ecosystems and global Se cycling. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Multi-scale Factors and Processes Controlling Selenium Distributions in Soils

    Jones, Gerrad D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Biochemistry of Plant Selenium Uptake and Metabolism

    Guignardi, Zackary (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Selenium Responses and Resistance in Plants

    Tamaoki, Masanori (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Mechanisms of Plant Selenium Hyperaccumulation

    Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth A. H.

    Pages 53-66

  • Selenium and Algae: Accumulation, Tolerance Mechanisms and Dietary Perspectives

    Schiavon, Michela (et al.)

    Pages 69-77

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56249-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56248-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selenium in plants
Book Subtitle
Molecular, Physiological, Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects
Editors
  • Elizabeth A.H. Pilon-Smits
  • Lenny H.E. Winkel
  • Zhi-Qing Lin
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56249-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56249-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56248-3
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations
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