Transgenic Plant Technology for Remediation of Toxic Metals and Metalloids covers all the technical aspects of gene transfer, from molecular methods, to field performance using a wide range of plants and diverse abiotic stress factors. It describes methodologies that are well established as a key resource for researchers, as well as a tool for training technicians and students. This book is an essential reference for those in the plant sciences, forestry, agriculture, microbiology, environmental biology and plant biotechnology, and those using transgenic plant models in such areas as molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, stress physiology and phytoremediation.
- Provides in-depth coverage of transgenic plant technology for environmental problems
- Discusses background and an introduction to techniques and salient protocols using specific plants systems
- Includes emerging strategies for application of transgenic plans in remediation
1. Physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of trace element phytoremediation 2. Genetic engineering for metal and metalloid detoxification 3. Transgenic Plant Technology for Phytoremediation 4. Remediation of potentially toxic elements through transgenic plants: in vitro studies and way forward 5. Genetic engineering for detoxification of Arsenic 6. Phytoremediation of Selenium using transgenic plants 7. Genetic engineering for detoxification of Mercury 8. Genetic engineering for detoxification of Cadmium 9. Genetic engineering for detoxification of Lead 10. Transgenic Populus (poplars) for phytoremediation 11. Transgenic Salix (willows) for phytoremediation 12. Transgenic trees (other than populus and Salix) for phytoremediation 13. Transgenic legumes and grasses for phytoremediation 14. Transgenic fiber crops for phytoremediation 15. Transgenic rice paddies for phytoremediation 16. Transgenic tobacco crops for phytoremediation 17. Transgenic ornamentals for phytoremediation 18. Transgenic energy crops (Beata vulgaris, Camelina 19. Transgenic Brassicaceae for phytoremediation 20. Transgenic Euphorbiaceae for phytoremediation (Ricinus communis, Jatropha curcas) 21. Transgenic Asteraceae (Helianthus annus) for phytoremediation 22. Pros and cons of transgenic plants in remediation including regulatory issues 23. Emerging strategies for application of transgenic plants in remediation
with a cautionary note on possible risks
Dr Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 17 books published by leading international publishers and 190 journal articles and 118 book chapters/conference proceedings. He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) all of which are his main areas of expertise.