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Plants, Pollutants and Remediation

Editors: Öztürk, M., Ashraf, M., Aksoy, A., Ahmad, M.S.A., Hakeem, K.R. (Eds.)

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  • Covers recent updates in biochemical, metabolic and physiological responses of plants to pollutants and tolerance mechanisms
  • Summarise approaches for the use of phytoremediation as a potential source for amelioration of contaminated soils
  • Understanding physiological basis of metal stress-induced damages in crops and, trees while devising a practical measure to avert the problem
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In the era of current industrial and civil development, everyone is expressing a deep concern about the problem of environmental pollution. The majority of the global community has a vested interest in supporting and sustaining any move for the protection of environment. In the greater part of the last century it was the fast pace of industrialization, galloping demand for energy and reckless exploitation of natural resources that were mainly responsible for creating the problem of environmental pollution. In the current scenario, high illiteracy rates of the developing nations leads to increasing environmental pollution. When it comes to the hazards of environmental pollution, there is only a very thin dividing line between different countries. One pollutes and the other suffers-there are no eventual winners without significant changes globally. Pollution is posing serious threats to all kinds of diversities on earth in particular plants. The plant world is of vital importance for our planet. It is a worldwide priority aimed at better meeting the needs for food, livelihoods and nature. To meet the food demand of fast-growing population, global food production will have to be doubled. The sustainability of food production depends on the sustainability of plant resources and using tolerant varieties to augment food production.

This volume therefore covers discussions on the recent developments in this connection and the emerging role of plants as indicators, remediation, and such related issues as biodiversity conservation and the effects of on edible plants. It reviews issues concerning the future of plant life. Taking cognizance of this, several experts from different parts of the globe have contributed from their experience and knowledge to the critical issues of "Environmental Pollution," and the "Role of Plants in this connection”.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Visible Injury, CO2 Assimilation and PSII Photochemistry of Eucaliptus Plants in Response to Boron Stress

    Pages 1-11

    Nali, Cristina (et al.)

  • Vanadium in the Environment and Its Bioremediation

    Pages 13-26

    Ueki, Tatsuya

  • Nitrogen Pollution, Plants and Human Health

    Pages 27-61

    Sareer, Ovais (et al.)

  • Evaluation of Wild Halophytes of Aralo-Caspian Flora Towards Soil Restoration and Food Security Improvement

    Pages 63-98

    Alirzayeva, Esmira (et al.)

  • Nickel Metal Uptake and Metal-Specific Stress Alleviation in a Perennial Desert Grass Cenchrus ciliaris

    Pages 99-110

    Nasim, Faiz-ul Hassan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plants, Pollutants and Remediation
Editors
  • Münir Öztürk
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Ahmet Aksoy
  • M. S. A. Ahmad
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7194-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7194-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7193-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1321-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 404
Number of Illustrations
105 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
Topics