Methods and Reviews

  • Neil Willey

Part of the Methods in Biotechnology book series (MIBT, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Manipulating Phenotypes and Exploiting Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shigenori Sonoki, Satoru Fujihiro, Shin Hisamatsu
      Pages 3-13
    3. Jennifer C. Stearns, Saleh Shah, Bernard R. Glick
      Pages 15-26
    4. Katharine A. Payne, Helen C. Bowen, John P. Hammond, Corrina R. Hampton, Philip J. White, Martin R. Broadley
      Pages 27-47
    5. Misa Takahashi, Toshiyuki Matsubara, Atsushi Sakamoto, Hiromichi Morikawa
      Pages 109-118
  3. Manipulating Contaminant Availability and Developing Research Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Fernando Madrid Diaz, M. B. Kirkham
      Pages 121-129
    3. David J. Butcher, Jae-Min Lim
      Pages 139-147
    4. Cecilia G. Flocco, Ana M. Giulietti
      Pages 161-173
    5. Chung-Shih Tang
      Pages 175-183
    6. Steven P. K. Sternberg
      Pages 185-203
    7. Rafael Font, Mercedes del Río-Celestino, Antonio de Haro-Bailón
      Pages 205-217
  4. Current Research Topics in Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Sylvie Marcacci, Jean-Paul Schwitzguébel
      Pages 233-249
    3. Viivi H. Hassinen, Arja I. Tervahauta, Sirpa O. Kärenlampi
      Pages 265-289
    4. Neil Willey
      Pages 305-317
  5. Contexts and Utilization of Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Shirong Tang
      Pages 351-379
    3. Shirong Tang, Cehui Mo
      Pages 381-391
    4. Chen Tong-Bin, Liao Xiao-Yong, Huang Ze-Chun, Lei Mei, Li Wen-Xue, Mo Liang-Yu et al.
      Pages 393-404
    5. Cristina Nabais, Susana C. Gonçalves, Helena Freitas
      Pages 405-421
    6. Yelena V. Lyubun, Dmitry N. Tychinin
      Pages 423-434
    7. M. N. V. Prasad
      Pages 435-454
    8. Brett Robinson, Chris Anderson
      Pages 455-468
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 469-478

About this book


Phytoremediation: Methods and Reviews presents the most innovative recent methodological developments in phytoremediation research, and outlines a variety of the contexts in which phytoremediation has begun to be applied. A significant portion of this volume is devoted to groundbreaking methods for the production of plants that are able to degrade, take up, or tolerate the effects of pollutants. Phytoremediation: Methods and Reviews adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of principles and practices of phytoremediation, from molecular manipulation to field application.

Parts I and II discuss detailed protocols for achieving several different goals of phytoremediation, including enhancing contaminant degradation, uptake, and tolerance by plants; exploiting plant diversity for phytoremedation; modifying contaminant availability; and experimentally analyzing phytoremediation potential. Parts III and IV examine a variety of progressive techniques for phytoremediation and explore their implementation and success on a global scale. This cutting-edge volume highlights the myriad of contexts in which phytoremediation can be applied, and energizes new research by describing ways in which barriers to success have been recently overcome.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Neil Willey
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Research in Plant ScienceUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-541-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-098-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1940-6061
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-607X
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