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Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Cellular and Molecular Phytotoxicity of Heavy Metals

Editors: Faisal, M., Saquib, Q., Alatar, A.A., Al-Khedhairy, A.A. (Eds.)

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  • Concise and comprehensive discussion of the interaction and effect of heavy metals in plants
  • Detailed coverage of the mechanism of interaction at the molecular and cellular level of plants
  • Written by environmental toxicity experts
  • Includes recent research and reviews on heavy metals induced toxicity
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Plant growth and development is closely dependent on the plant environment, including the wide-spread presence of organic and inorganic xenobiotics and pollutants. Currently, heavy metals are the most common inorganic environmental pollutants and they have pronounced effects and consequences not only for plants, but also for the ecosystem in which the plants form an integral component. It has been suggested that these contaminants accumulate in agricultural crops, thus entering the food chain and posing a significant health risk. Plants growing in polluted sites exhibit altered metabolism, reduced growth, and decreased biomass production. These pollutants adhere to plant roots and exert physical or chemical toxicity and subsequently cell death in plants. Yet, plants have developed various defence mechanisms to counteract the toxicity induced by heavy metals. 

Only detailed study of the processes and mechanisms would allow researchers and students to understand the interactions, responses, and adaptations of plants to these pollutants; however, there are several unresolved issues and challenges regarding the interaction and biological effects of heavy metals. Therefore, this volume provides relevant, state-of-the-art findings on environmental phytotoxicity and the mechanisms of such interactions at the cellular and molecular levels. This volume consists of chapters on relevant topics contributed by different experts or group of experts so as to make available a comprehensive treatise designed to provide an in-depth analysis of heavy metals phytotoxicity.

This book may serve as a reference to scientists, researchers and students in the fields of toxicology, environmental toxicology, phytotoxicology, plant biology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry and plant molecular biology, and especially those interested in heavy metals toxicology.

About the authors

Dr. Mohammad Faisal currently works as Associate Professor in the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with over 12 years of research experience in plant biotechnology. He was the recipient of NESA's Plant Biotechnologist Award-2017 from SESR, India and Scientist of the Year Award-2015, and several National and International Fellowships. He is a member of several academic bodies / societies, and a SESR Fellow. He has published over 78 research articles, 7 book chapters and 5 books. He is in the editorial board of the several reputed journals.

Dr. Quaiser Saquib is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator in Al-Jeraisy Chair for DNA Research, Zoology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has conferred with Scientist of the Year Award-2016 by NESA-India, Young Scientist Award 2008 by EMSI-India. Dr. Saquib published 46 research articles, 3 books and 4 book chapters.

Dr. Abdulrahman Alatar is working as Professor in the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also serving as consultant for human resource and management in the Ministry of Higher Education, Saud Arabia. He has been the PI and Co-I of various projects and supervised 3 PhD and 7 MSc students. He published more than 70 scientific articles, 2 books and his work has been cited in various leading journals.

Professor Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy is currently serving as Director of Al-Jeraisy Chair for DNA Research in King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has published 160 research articles, 9 book chapters, 2 books and one USA patient. As a PI and CO-I, he has successfully supervised several projects funded by KACST, KSA.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Heavy Metals: Definition, Toxicity, and Uptake in Plants

    Pages 1-17

    Buzea, Cristina (et al.)

  • The Hows and Whys of Heavy Metal-Mediated Phytotoxicity: An Insight

    Pages 19-41

    Mahapatra, Kalyan (et al.)

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity, Mechanism, and Regulation

    Pages 43-56

    Rani, Vibha (et al.)

  • Effect of Heavy Metal Stress on Growth and Yields of Crop Plants: An Overview

    Pages 57-67

    Muhammad, Zahir (et al.)

  • Heavy Metal-Induced Toxicity Responses in Plants: An Overview from Physicochemical to Molecular Level

    Pages 69-88

    Chaturvedi, Ritu (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-45975-8
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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cellular and Molecular Phytotoxicity of Heavy Metals
Editors
  • Mohammad Faisal
  • Quaiser Saquib
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar
  • Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45975-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45975-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45974-1
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 451
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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