Soil Biology

Soil Heavy Metals

Editors: Sherameti, Irena, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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Human activities have dramatically changed the composition and organisation of soils. Industrial and urban wastes, agricultural application and also mining activities resulted in an increased concentration of heavy metals in soils. How plants and soil microorganisms cope with this situation and the sophisticated techniques developed for survival in contaminated soils is discussed in this volume.

The topics presented include: the general role of heavy metals in biological soil systems; the relation of inorganic and organic pollutions; heavy metal, salt tolerance and combined effects with salinity; effects on abuscular mycorrhizal and on saprophytic soil fungi; heavy metal resistance by streptomycetes; trace element determination of environmental samples; the use of microbiological communities as indicators; phytostabilization of lead polluted sites by native plants; effects of soil earthworms on removal of heavy metals and the remediation of heavy metal contaminated tropical land.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Soil: The Living Matrix

    Hohl, Helwig (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Definition of “Heavy Metals” and Their Role in Biological Systems

    Appenroth, Klaus-J.

    Pages 19-29

  • Soil Microbial Diversity in Relation to Heavy Metals

    Kamal, Shwet (et al.)

    Pages 31-63

  • Uptake and Effect of Heavy Metals on the Plant Detoxification Cascade in the Presence and Absence of Organic Pollutants

    Lyubenova, Lyudmila (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhiza, Heavy Metal,and Salt Tolerance

    Bothe, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Heavy Metals
Editors
  • Irena Sherameti
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02436-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02436-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02435-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26157-2
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 492
Number of Illustrations
76 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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