Metal Toxicity in Plants: Perception, Signaling and Remediation

Editors: Gupta, Dharmendra Kumar, Luisa M. Sandalio (Eds.)

  • Provides a clear overview of the topic
  • Describes present studies on signaling and remediation processes
  • Includes multidisciplinary studies paying special attention to the latest technology applied to the study of cell response against metal toxicity in plants
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Heavy metal accumulation in soil and water from natural sources or anthropogenic activities have produced severe environmental contamination in some parts of the world due to the persistence of metals in the environment by their accumulation throughout the food chain. The purpose of this book is to present the most recent advances in this field, mainly concerning the uptake and translocation of heavy metals in plants, mechanisms of toxicity, perception of metal and regulation of cell response under metal stress. Another key feature of this book is related to the studies on signaling and remediation processes in recent years, which have taken advantage of recent technological advances including "omic" approaches. In recent years transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies have become very important tools for analyzing both the dynamics of changes in gene expression and the profiles of protein and metabolites under heavy metal stress. This information is also very useful for plotting the complex signaling and metabolic network induced by heavy metals, in which hormones and reactive oxygen species (ROS) also play an important role. Understanding the mechanism involved in sequestration and hyperaccumulation is very important to developing new strategies of phytoremediation, which are reviewed in several chapters of this book. The information included yields very stimulating insights into the mechanism involved in the regulation of plant responses to heavy metals, which in turn improve our knowledge of cell regulation under metal stress and the use of plants for phytoremediation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Heavy Metal Bindings and Their Interactions with Thiol Peptides and Other Biological Ligands in Plant Cells

    Inouhe, Mashiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Heavy Metal Perception in a Microscale Environment: A Model System Using High Doses of Pollutants

    Hernández, Luis E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Metal Tolerance and Hyperaccumulation

    Maestri, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Cadmium and Copper Stress Induce a Cellular Oxidative Challenge Leading to Damage Versus Signalling

    Cuypers, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

  • Insights into Cadmium Toxicity: Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Function

    Romero-Puertas, María C. (et al.)

    Pages 91-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metal Toxicity in Plants: Perception, Signaling and Remediation
Editors
  • Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
  • Luisa M. Sandalio
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22081-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22081-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22080-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42828-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 264
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