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Cadmium Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants

  • ID: 4612873
  • Book
  • December 2018
  • 619 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Cadmium Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants: From Physiology to Remediation presents a single research resource on the latest in cadmium toxicity and tolerance in plants. The book covers many important areas, including means of Cd reduction, from plant adaptation, including antioxidant defense, active excretion and chelation, to phytoextraction, rhizo filtration, phytodegradation, and much more. In addition, it explores important insights into the physiological and molecular mechanisms of Cd uptake and transport and presents options for improving resistance to Cd stresses. It will be ideal for both researchers and students working on cadmium pollution, plant responses and related fields of environmental contamination and toxicology.

  • Includes all aspects of cadmium toxicity and tolerance in plants
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of advances in cadmium toxicity, tolerance and adaptation in plants
  • Elaborates on the advancement of eco-friendly techniques for cadmium remediation from soil and water
  • Provides real-world, application focused techniques

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1. Cadmium toxicity and tolerance in plants
An Overview 2. Cadmium toxicity and tolerance in vascular plants
Micro- and phytobiome approach 3. Morphological and physiological responses of plants to cadmium toxicity 4. Adaptive and tolerance mechanisms in herbaceous plants exposed to cadmium 5. Cadmium-induced anatomical abnormalities in plants 6. Cadmium contamination in water and soil 7. Environmental hazards of cadmium: Past, present and future 8. Role of phytochelatins in cadmium stress tolerance 9. Cadmium-induced oxidative stress in plants 10. Cadmium-induced oxidative and nitrosative stress in plants 11. Damage and protection of the photosynthetic apparatus under cadmium stress 12. Cadmium-induced imbalance in nutrient and water uptake in plants 13. The effect of Cd stress in mineral nutrient and water uptake 14. Role of Salicylic acid in mitigating cadmium toxicity in plants 15. Mitigating cadmium toxicity in plants by phytohormones 16. Use of fungi in mitigating cadmium toxicity in plants 17. Microbe-mediated mitigation of cadmium toxicity in plants 18. Use of Solanum nigrum as a potential hyper-accumulator to remediate cadmium contaminated soils 19. Phytoremediation of cadmium contaminated soils by using Sulla coronaria inoculated by efficient and cadmium resistant plant growth promoting bacteria 20. Phytoremediation of cadmium polluted water/sediment by aquatic macrophytes; role of plant-induced pH changes 21. Phytoremediation of cadmium contaminated soils and water 22. Aquatic macrophytes for the remediation of cadmium contaminated sites

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Hasanuzzaman, Mirza
Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka. He is a specialist in agronomy, plant stress responses, and crop physiology. His current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance (salinity, drought, flood, and heavy metals/metalloids). Dr. Hasanuzzaman has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited six books and written 30 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress tolerance, and crop production.
Prasad, Majeti Narasimha Vara
Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad is an emeritus professor in the School of Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He also taught at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has made significant contributions to the field of plant-metal interactions, bioremediation, and bioeconomy. He has also published over 210 research articles in peer-reviewed journals with Google Scholar h-index of 61. He is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several books by leading international publishers.
Fujita, Masayuki
Prof. Dr. Masayuki Fujita, Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Japan - He is expert in Plant Stress Physiology, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Published 50 book chapters and more than 80 research articles.
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