Heavy Metal Stress in Plants

From Molecules to Ecosystems

Editors: Prasad, M.N.V., Hagemeyer, Jürgen (Eds.)

  • Environmental stress caused by heavy metals is not only still increasing, but is also a long-term threat. This book collates the most recent research results, from molecules to entire ecosystems, regarding the influence of environmental stress on plant life

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Heavy metal phytotoxicity has been known for more than a century. However, research in the past years has confirmed the immense damage by metal pollution to plants, the soil and ultimately to humans. By reviewing both field and laboratory work, this book deals with the various functional and ecological aspects of heavy metal stress on plants and outlines the scope for future research and the possibilities for remediation.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Metal Availability and Bioconcentration in Plants

    Greger, M.

    Pages 1-27

  • Metal Speciation, Chelation and Complexing Ligands in Plants

    Pohlmeier, A.

    Pages 29-50

  • Metallothioneins and Metal Binding Complexes in Plants

    Prasad, M. N. V.

    Pages 51-72

  • Free Radicals and Reactive Oxygen Species as Mediators of Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants

    Dietz, K.-J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

  • Membrane Lipid Alterations in Heavy Metal Exposed Plants

    Devi, S. Rama (et al.)

    Pages 99-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heavy Metal Stress in Plants
Book Subtitle
From Molecules to Ecosystems
Editors
  • M.N.V. Prasad
  • Jürgen Hagemeyer
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-07745-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-07745-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 401
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
Topics