Environmental Pollution

The Plant Family Brassicaceae

Contribution Towards Phytoremediation

Editors: Anjum, N.A., Ahmad, I., Pereira, M.E., Duarte, A.C., Umar, S., Khan, N.A. (Eds.)

  • Updates understanding of potential use of plant family
  • Brassicaceae in remediation of contaminants
  • Stimulating insights into mechanism involved in physiological, biochemical and molecular processes responsible for environmental contaminants accumulation
  • Brassicaceae are suited to genetic manipulation, in vitro culture techniques and attractive candidates for introduction of genes aimed at phytoremediation
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About this book

With the advent of the industrial revolution , the biosphere has been continuously polluted with a myriad of contaminants that urgently need global attention. In this perspective, most of the genera of the plant family Brassicaceae (Crucifereae or the mustard family) are a significant part of the plants- and associated microbes-based strategies adopted for the cleanup of varied contaminants from environmental compartments. Important genus such as Alyssum, Arabidopsis, Brassica and Thlaspi from Brassicaceae which, besides acting as an attractive genetic model, well-represent the metal hyperaccumulation among approximately 0.2% of all angiosperms and thus, play a key role in the phytoremediation technology. This book i) provides an exhaustive evaluation of the current status of contaminants (metals/metalloids)-addition to varied environmental compartments and its consequences, ii) offers comprehensive and state-of-the-art information on the significance of the plants from the family Brassicaceae in solving environmental pollution issues, iii) examines the physiological, biochemical and molecular-genetic strategies adopted by the plants from Brassicaceae for the remediation of and tolerance to varied environmental contaminants, and iv) supplies a broad reference to the field of environmental science and related disciplines. As a pioneer work and significant addition to the Environmental Pollution book series, the current volume promises to be a useful asset for researchers, students, other academicians and policy makers involved in sustainable remediation of varied environmental compartments.

About the authors

Naser A. Anjum and Iqbal Ahmad are Scientists at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. M. Edurada Pereira and Armando C. Duarte are Professors in the Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal; and Researchers at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. Shahid Umar is Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, Division of Plant Stress Physiology, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Nafees A. Khan is a Professor of Plant Physiology in the Department of Botany, Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India.

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From the reviews:

“This volume bringing together a review of the underlying fundamental mechanisms underpinning phytoremediation combined with translational aspects is both timely and of considerable interest. … They are largely well written and give a good summary of the current scientific literature. … I would recommend this volume to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academic and applied scientists working in the field of phytoremediation. It would be a welcome addition in university libraries, and I will be recommending it to students that I teach and supervise.” (Richard Mithen, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 49 (1), 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Plant Family Brassicaceae: An Introduction

    Anjum, Naser A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Current Status of Toxic Metals Addition to Environment and Its Consequences

    Mahmood, Qaisar (et al.)

    Pages 35-69

  • Cadmium Accumulation by Plants of Brassicaceae Family and Its Connection with Their Primary and Secondary Metabolism

    Babula, Petr (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

  • Metal Hyperaccumulation and Tolerance in Alyssum, Arabidopsis and Thlaspi: An Overview

    Gill, Sarvajeet S. (et al.)

    Pages 99-137

  • Brassica Rhizosphere-Microbe Interactions and Their Role in Phytoremediation

    Ahmed, Mushtaq (et al.)

    Pages 139-152

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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9383-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Plant Family Brassicaceae
Book Subtitle
Contribution Towards Phytoremediation
Editors
  • Naser A. Anjum
  • Iqbal Ahmad
  • M. Eduarda Pereira
  • Armando C. Duarte
  • Shahid Umar
  • Nafees A. Khan
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3913-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3913-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3912-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9383-5
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 342
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