Biochemical Mechanisms of Detoxification in Higher Plants - Basis of Phytoremediation

Kvesitadze, G., Khatisashvili, G., Sadunishvili, T., Ramsden, J. 
Springer  2006  

Hardcover  X, 256 p. 96 illus  ISBN 9783540289968      £153.00
Plants play a key role in purifying the biosphere of the toxic effects of industrial activity. This book shows how systematic application of the results of investigations into the metabolism of xenobiotics (foreign, often toxic substances) in plants could make a vastly increased contribution to planetary well-being. Deep physiological knowledge gained from an accumulation of experimental data enables the great differences between the detoxifying abilities of different plants for compounds of different chemical nature to be optimally exploited. Hence planting could be far more systematically adapted to actual environmental needs than is actually the case at present.

The book could form the basis of specialist courses in universities and polytechnics devoted to environmental management, and advanced courses in plant physiology and biochemistry, for botany and integrative biology students. Fundamental plant physiology and biochemistry from the molecular level to whole plants and ecosystems are interwoven in a powerful and natural way, making this a unique contribution to the field.

Written for: Chemical industry, agricultural and food industry; biotechnologists, biologists, chemists, postgraduate and graduate students in the mentioned fields, environmental planners


Chapter 1. Plant and environment
1.1 Sources of pollution
1.2 Pollutants migration in different ecological systems
1.3 Plants, microorganisms, animals and environment
1.4 Physiology of pollutants absorption and penetration in plants
1.5 Action of penetrated pollutants on plant cell: ultrastructural organization, energetic and metabolic processes

Chapter 2. The fate of pollutants in plant cell
2.1 Distribution of penetrated pollutants
2.2 Transformation
2.2.1 Conjugation with endogenous compounds
2.2.2 Degradation, Excretion, Plants potential and efficiency to absorb and metabolize pollutants

Chapter 3. Ecotechnologies based on phytoremediation
3.1 Ecotechnological importance of plants
3.2 Existing phytoremediation technologies
3.3 Phytoremediation - effective natural tool for healthy planet

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