Plant Ecophysiology

Organic Xenobiotics and Plants

From Mode of Action to Ecophysiology

Editors: Schröder, Peter, Collins, Christopher D. (Eds.)

  • Offers up-to-date coverage of xenobiotics in plants
  • Includes practical applications to real-life problems
  • Relates to food safety and bioremediation
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Natural and agro-ecosystems are frequently exposed to natural or synthetic substances, which, while they have no direct nutritional value or significance in metabolism, may negatively affect plant functioning. These, xenobiotics, may originate from both natural (fires, volcano eruptions, soil or rock erosion, biodegradation) and anthropogenic (air and soil pollution, herbicides) sources. And, while affected plants have only a limited number of possibilities for avoiding accumulation of these compounds, they do exhibit several enzymatic reactions for detoxification including oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis and conjugation reactions. In agro-ecosystems in particular these mechanisms have great significance in relation to herbicide detoxification and tolerance. In this volume an international group of experts present an overview of the nature and distribution of organic xenobiotics, including their uptake, effects on plant functioning and detoxification mechanisms. The particular significance of glutathione S-transferases in bio-indication and bio-monitoring, and in the detoxification of volatile organic air pollutants and herbicides is evaluated, and their potential significance in phytoremediation and bioaccumulation will be discussed. This volume will be of interest to a wide audience, from graduate students to senior researchers in a wide range of disciplines including plant ecology, plant biochemistry, agriculture and environmental management. It will also be of practical interest to environmentalists, policy makers and resource managers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Plant Uptake of Xenobiotics

    Collins, Chris D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Haloorganics in Temperate Forest Ecosystems: Sources, Transport and Degradation

    Clarke, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 17-45

  • Semivolatiles in the Forest Environment: The Case of PAHs

    Belis, Claudio A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-73

  • A Case Study: Uptake and Accumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Cucurbitaceae Species

    Bittsánszky, András (et al.)

    Pages 77-85

  • Trichloroacetic Acid in the Forest Ecosystem

    Matucha, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Xenobiotics and Plants
Book Subtitle
From Mode of Action to Ecophysiology
Editors
  • Peter Schröder
  • Christopher D. Collins
Series Title
Plant Ecophysiology
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9852-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9852-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9851-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3406-7
Series ISSN
1572-5561
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 311
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