SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability

Phytoremediation and Biofortification

Two Sides of One Coin

Editors: Yin, Xuebin, Yuan, Linxi (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of phytoremediation technologies
  • Explains the practical implications for designing phytoremediation strategies and the transgenic approaches to enhance them
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Phytoremediation consists of using plants and their associated microbes for environmental cleanup. Over the past 10 years, this treatment has gained recognition as a cost-effective, non-invasive, alternative or complimentary technology to engineering-based remediation methods. Biofortification, on the other hand, is an agricultural process that increases the uptake and accumulation of mineral nutrients in agricultural products through plant breeding, genetic engineering, or manipulation of agricultural practices.

This book shows how, despite having different goals, both phytoremediation and biofortification technologies can be closely connected as they are both based on the phytoextraction process that involves plant uptake, accumulation, and transformation of nutrient elements from soil. More specifically, this brief offers a comprehensive introduction to Phytoremediation and Biofortification of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), cadium (Cd) and copper (Cu), and illustrates the emerging integration of these two bio-technologies.

Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin is a valuable resource to students, technicians, and academics who are interested in the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants, and in the field of biofortification.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin

    Yin, Xuebin (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Selenium in Plants and Soils, and Selenosis in Enshi, China: Implications for Selenium Biofortification

    Yuan, Linxi (et al.)

    Pages 7-31

  • Phytoremediation of Zinc-Contaminated Soil and Zinc-Biofortification for Human Nutrition

    Zhao, Li (et al.)

    Pages 33-57

  • Biofortification to Struggle Against Iron Deficiency

    Huang, Yang (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

  • Phytoremediation of Cadmium and Copper Contaminated Soils

    Zhu, Yuanyuan (et al.)

    Pages 75-81

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1439-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1438-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phytoremediation and Biofortification
Book Subtitle
Two Sides of One Coin
Editors
  • Xuebin Yin
  • Linxi Yuan
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1439-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1439-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-1438-0
Series ISSN
2212-9898
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 81
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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