Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation

Editors: Zaidi, Almas, Wani, Parvaze Ahmad, Khan, Mohammad Saghir (Eds.)

  • Describes recent findings on the impact of heavy metals to the performance of legumes.
  • Provides an exclusive view on the development of bioremediation strategies
  • Combines the topics of heavy metal phytotoxicity and bioremediation.
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This title discusses various effects of heavy metal exposure to legumes as well as the bioremediation potential of rhizosphere microbes. Availability of heavy metals, their uptake and the effects of metals on various signaling pathways within legumes are presented. Furthermore, the effects of heavy metals to nitrogen fixing microorganisms and how microsymbionts can overcome metal stress is presented in detail. The role of nitrogen fixers in decontamination of heavy metal toxicity, mycoremediation of metal contaminated soils, microbially mediated transformation of heavy metals and action of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and nitrogen fixers together in detoxifying heavy metals are broadly explained. This volume is a useful tool for scientists, policy makers and progressive legume growers intending to develop safe and healthy legumes for future generations.

About the authors

Almas Zaidi, received M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Agricultural Microbiology) degree from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and currently serving as Guest faculty/Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Dr. Zaidi has been teaching Microbiology at post graduate level for the last six years and has research experience of 14 years. She has published about 40 research papers, book chapters and review articles in journals of national and international repute. Dr. Zaidi has edited five books published by the leading publishers. Her main focus of research is to address problems related with rhizo-microbiology, Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, and biofertilizer technology.

Parvaze Ahmad Wani, obtained Ph.D. (Agricultural Microbiology) degree from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and is presently working as an Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Dr. Wani has sufficient experience of both teaching and research at master level. Dr. Wani has published over 30 research papers including original research, review articles and book chapters both at national and international level. He has also published one book from Germany related to his vast experience and broad understanding of the subject. Dr. Wani has also received a highly prestigious award given to young scientists by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.  His thrust area of research includes Environmental Microbiology and Rhizobiology.

Mohammad Saghir Khan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Dr. Khan received M.Sc. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India and Ph.D. (Microbiology) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India. He has been teaching Microbiology to Post-Graduate students for the last 15 years and has research experience of 19 years. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Khan is engaged in guiding students for their doctoral degree in Microbiology. He has published over 60 scientific papers including original research articles, review articles and book chapters in various national and international publication media.  Dr. Khan has also edited seven books published by the leading publishers. Dr. Khan is deeply involved in research activities focusing mainly on Rhizobiology, Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology especially heavy metals-microbes-legume interaction, bioremediation, pesticide-PGPR-plant interaction, biofertilizers and rhizo-immunology.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Soil Contamination, Nutritive Value, and Human Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals: An Overview

    Oves, Mohammad (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity to Symbiotic Nitrogen-Fixing Microorganism and Host Legumes

    Ahmad, Ees (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Toxic Effects of Heavy Metals on Germination and Physiological Processes of Plants

    Wani, Parvaze Ahmad (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Chromium–Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Interactions: Toxicity and Management

    Khan, Mohammad Saghir (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • The Influence of Glutathione on the Tolerance of Rhizobium leguminosarum to Cadmium

    Sofia, Corticeiro (et al.)

    Pages 89-100

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0729-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1684-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation
Editors
  • Almas Zaidi
  • Parvaze Ahmad Wani
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0730-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0730-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0729-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1684-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
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