Heavy Metal Stress in Plants

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
  • Francisco J. Corpas
  • José M. Palma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. José M. Palma, Dharmendra K. Gupta, Francisco J. Corpas
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ondrej Zitka, Olga Krystofova, David Hynek, Pavlina Sobrova, Jozef Kaiser, Jiri Sochor et al.
    Pages 19-41
  4. Magdalena Victoria Monferrán, Daniel Alberto Wunderlin
    Pages 43-71
  5. Dharmendra Kumar Gupta, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Masahiro Inouhe
    Pages 73-94
  6. Huagang Huang, Yan Shen, B. H. N. Razafindrabe, Sanjay Kumar Chaudhary, Dharmendra Kumar Gupta
    Pages 95-110
  7. Takashi Asaeda, Tanjeena Zaman
    Pages 111-120
  8. B. Pourrut, M. Shahid, F. Douay, C. Dumat, E. Pinelli
    Pages 121-147
  9. J. L. Gómez Ariza, T. García-Barrera, M. A. García-Sevillano, M. González-Fernández, V. Gómez-Jacinto
    Pages 173-201
  10. Hossain M. Anawar, A. García-Sánchez, M. Zabed Hossain
    Pages 203-224
  11. C. Marisa R. Almeida, A. Cristina Rocha, Ana P. Mucha, M. Teresa S. D. Vasconcelos
    Pages 225-239
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 241-242

About this book


Plants possess a range of potential cellular mechanisms that may be involved in the detoxification of heavy metals and thus tolerance to metal stress. Metal toxicity causes multiple direct and indirect effects in plants that concern practically all physiological functions. The main purpose of this book is to present comprehensive and concise information on recent advances in the field of metal transport and how genetic diversity affects heavy metal transport in plants. Other key futures of the book are related to metal toxicity and detoxification mechanisms, biochemical tools for HM remediation processes, molecular mechanisms for HM detoxification, how metallomics and metalloproteomics are affected by heavy metal stress in plants, and the role of ROS metabolism in the alleviation of heavy metals. Some chapters also focus on recent developments in the field of phytoremediation. Overall the book presents in-depth information and the most essential advances in the field of heavy metal toxicity in plants in recent years.


abiotic stress detoxification metal toxicity metal transporters phytoremediation plant stress response

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Corpas
    • 2
  • José M. Palma
    • 3
  1. 1.Bioquímica Biología Celular y Molecular de PlantasEstación Experimental Del Zaidín CSICGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Bioquímica Biol. Cellular y Molecular de PlantasEstación Experimental del Zaidín CSICGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Bioquímica Biol. Cellular y Molecular de PlantasEstación Experimental del Zaidín CSICGranadaSpain

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