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Uranium and Plant Metabolism

Measurement and Application

Authors: Geipel, Gerhard

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  • Summarizes the chemistry of uranium and its environmental distribution
  • Elucidates the uranium uptake by plants and its impact on plant metabolism
  • Presents several methodologies for uranium detection
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This book explores the uranium uptake by plants and its impact on plant physiology and biochemistry. In the first part of this work, the author summarizes the chemistry of uranium, its use and its environmental distribution. Then, particular attention is given to the methods for uranium detection, and to the plant biochemical reactions that influence the uranium uptake. Readers will also discover several strategies adopted by cells to immobilize and handle uranium.

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Gerhard Geipel graduated in Chemistry at the Mining Academy of Freiberg, and holds a PhD from the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic. Afterwards, he was employed by Central Institute for Nuclear Research at Rossendorf. After German unification, he moved to the Research Center Rossendorf, Institute of Radiochemistry, now Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology. In 2005 he was awarded with the “Kurt Schwabe Award” of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences for the first detection of dissolved Calcium-Uranyl-Carbonate species, which have fundamental importance in the environmental behavior of uranium migration. Since 2005 he was the head of the department Biogeochemistry. His research interests are especially the determination of the speciation of uranium and trans-uranium elements by laser-induced spectroscopic methods. Nanosecond laser pulses were applied to determine mainly inorganic species. For species with organic ligands femtosecond laser pulses were applied. During the last ten years his research interest has focused more on the interaction of uranium and lower actinides with living organisms and microorganisms, especially plants and plant cells. Up to now he is author/coauthor of about 100 scientific publications and have contributed to 6 books.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uranium and Plant Metabolism
Book Subtitle
Measurement and Application
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biometals
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80815-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80815-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-80814-3
Series ISSN
2212-9901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 55
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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