The problems engendered by the conflicting imperatives of development and ecology show no sign of ending, and every day more locations are added to the list of landscapes poisoned by human activity. This vital book, featuring an international set of authors, is a key reference for researchers and environmental managers, as well as anyone involved in the mining industry or landscape remediation. The comprehensive coverage of current approaches to phytoremediation begins by examining the problem. It looks at natural and human-induced toxins, and their effects on natural vegetation as well as agricultural crops.
Particular attention is paid to the two largest challenges to remediation – heavy metals, and the salt stress that is impeding agricultural productivity worldwide. The text moves on to focus on the efficacy of different plant species in removing toxic pollutants from the environment. Along with analysis of a number of case studies, this section includes new and updated information on the mechanism of toxin-tolerance in plants.
1. Introduction - Toxins and their Phytoremediation; Muhammad Ashraf, Munir Ozturk and Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
Part 1 -- Toxins and Resistance Mechanisms
2. Molecular mechanisms and genetic basis of heavy metal tolerance in plants; Nand Lal
3. Biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution using lichen (Pseudevernia furfuracea (L.) Zopf.) exposed in bags in a semi-arid region, Turkey; Ahmet Aksoy Zeliha Leblebici and M. Gokhan Halici
4. Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants; Fazal Ur Rehman Shah, Nasir Ahmad, Khan Rass Masood, Jose R. Peralta-Videa, and Firoz ud Din Ahmad
5. Mechanism of free radical scavenging and role of phytohormones in plants under abiotic stresses; Parvaiz Ahmad, Shahid Umar and Satyawati Sharma
6. The Role of Arbuscualr Mycorrhizae in Inducing Resistance to Drought and Salinity Stress in Crops; Ghazala Nasim
7. Predicting Growth, Carbon Sequestration and Salinity Impacts of Forestry Plantations; Nico Marcar, Tivi Theiveyanathan, Debbie Crawford, Charlie Hawkins, Tom Jovanovic, Philip Polglase, Anders Siggins, Jacqui England, Auro Almeida, Keryn Paul and Brendan Christy
8. Structural and Functional Adaptations for Salinity Tolerance in Plants; Mansoor Hameed, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad and Nargis Naz
Part 2 -- Phytoremediation
9. Plant resistance to anthropogenic toxicants: Approaches to phytoremediation; Valida Ali--zade, Esmira Alirzayeva, Tamilla Shirvani
10. Biochemical and Molecular Aspects in Phytoremediation of Selenium; L. F. De Filippis
11. Perspective on Phytoremediation for Improving Heavy Metal-contaminated Soils; Hong-Bo Shao, Li-Ye Chu, Fu-Tai Ni, Jing-Tao Liu, Dong-Gang Guo, Hua Li, Wei-Xiang Li
12. The Structural and Functional Characteristics of Asiatic Desert Halophytes for Phytostabilization of Polluted Sites; Toderich, K.N, Shuyskaya,E.V, Khujanazarov T.M, Ismail Sh, Yoshiko Kawabata
13. Boron and Plants; M. Ozturk, S. Sakcali, S. Gucel H. Tombuloglu
14. Potential for the use of rhizobacteria in the sustainable management of contaminated soils; Vincenza Andreoni, Patrizia Zaccheo
15. Phytoremediation of saline soils for sustainable Agricultural productivity; Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, Muhammad Ashraf, Khalid Mahmood, Javed Akhtar, M. Arshad
16. Salts as potential environmental pollutants, their types, effects on plants and approaches for their phytoremediation; Murat Dikilitas and Sema Karakas
17. Phytoremediation of Toxic Explosives; Nand Lal and Neerja Srivastava
18. Phytoremediation of Cyanide; Avinash C Srivastava and Rajasekhara reddy Duvvuru muni
19. Herbicides and pesticides as potential pollutants -- A global problem; Bushra Rashid, Tayyab Husnain and Sheikh Riazuddin
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