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Heavy Metal Stress in Plants - From Biomolecules to Ecosystems, 2nd Ed

Edited by Prasad, M.N.V. 
Springer  November, 2003  


Hardcover  520 pp, 134 illus  ISBN 9783540401315      £269.00
Whilst heavy metal phytotoxicity has been known for more than a century, it is astonishing that interest in the effects of heavy metals on organisms has only recently received added attention. Research in the past years, however, has confirmed the immense damage by metal pollution to plants, the soil and ultimately to humans. This completely updated and enlarged second edition gives a state-of-the art review on both field and laboratory work. It deals with the various functional and ecological aspects of heavy metal stress on plants and outlines the scope for future research and the possibilities for remediation.

Contents Metal Availability, Uptake, Transport and Accumulation in Plants.- Metal Speciation, Chelation and Complexing Ligands in Plants.- Metallothioneins, Metal Binding Complexes and Metal Sequestration in Plants.- Heavy Metal Induced Oxidative Damage in Terrestrial Plants.- Membrane Lipid Alterations in Heavy Metal Exposed Plants.- Photosynthesis in Heavy Metal Stressed Plants.- Plant Mitochondrial Respiration Under the Influence of Heavy Metals.- Ecophysiology of Plant Growth Under Heavy Metal Stress.- Structural and Ultrastructural Changes in Heavy Metal Exposed Plants.- Water Relations in Heavy Metal Stressed Plants.- Heavy Metals as Essential Nutrients.- Metal Pollution and Forest Decline.- Root and Rhizosphere Processes in Metal Hyperaccumulation and Phytoremediation Technology.- Phytoremediation of Metals and Radionuclides in the Environment: The Case for Natural Hyperaccumulators, Metal Transporters, Soil-Amending Chelators and Transgenic Plants.- Metal Removal from Sewage Sludge: Bioengineering and Biotechnologcial Applications.- Species-selective Analysis for Metals and Metalloids in Plants.- Experimental Characterisation of Metal Tolerance.

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