Metal Toxicity in Plants: Perception, Signaling and Remediation

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
  • Luisa M. Sandalio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mashiro Inouhe, Huagang Huang, Sanjay Kumar Chaudhary, Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
    Pages 1-21
  3. Luis E. Hernández, Cristina Ortega-Villasante, M. Belén Montero-Palmero, Carolina Escobar, Ramón O. Carpena
    Pages 23-39
  4. Ann Cuypers, Els Keunen, Sacha Bohler, Marijke Jozefczak, Kelly Opdenakker, Heidi Gielen et al.
    Pages 65-90
  5. María C. Romero-Puertas, Ana P. Ortega-Galisteo, María Rodríguez-Serrano, Luisa M. Sandalio
    Pages 91-117
  6. Florent Villiers, Véronique Hugouvieux, Nathalie Leonhardt, Alain Vavasseur, Christophe Junot, Yves Vandenbrouck et al.
    Pages 119-142
  7. Giovanna Visioli, Nelson Marmiroli
    Pages 165-186
  8. Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Valéria Flores Péres, Rosangela Assis Jacques, Jenifer Saffi
    Pages 187-205
  9. Liliana Beatriz Pena, Claudia Elsa Azpilicueta, María Patricia Benavides, Susana Mabel Gallego
    Pages 207-225
  10. Nathalie Leonhardt, Pierre Cun, Pierre Richaud, Alain Vavasseur
    Pages 227-248
  11. Mudawi Elobeid, Andrea Polle
    Pages 249-259
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


Heavy metal accumulation in soil and water from natural sources or anthropogenic activities have produced severe environmental contamination in some parts of the world due to the persistence of metals in the environment by their accumulation throughout the food chain. The purpose of this book is to present the most recent advances in this field, mainly concerning the uptake and translocation of heavy metals in plants, mechanisms of toxicity, perception of metal and regulation of cell response under metal stress. Another key feature of this book is related to the studies on signaling and remediation processes in recent years, which have taken advantage of recent technological advances including "omic" approaches. In recent years transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies have become very important tools for analyzing both the dynamics of changes in gene expression and the profiles of protein and metabolites under heavy metal stress. This information is also very useful for plotting the complex signaling and metabolic network induced by heavy metals, in which hormones and reactive oxygen species (ROS) also play an important role. Understanding the mechanism involved in sequestration and hyperaccumulation is very important to developing new strategies of phytoremediation, which are reviewed in several chapters of this book. The information included yields very stimulating insights into the mechanism involved in the regulation of plant responses to heavy metals, which in turn improve our knowledge of cell regulation under metal stress and the use of plants for phytoremediation.


abiotic stress heavy metals perception phytoremediation proteomics reactive oxygen species signaling

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Luisa M. Sandalio
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIC, BioquímicaEstación Experimental Del ZaidínGranadaSpain
  2. 2.CSIC, BioquímicaEstación Experimental Del ZaidínGranadaSpain

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