Heavy Metal Stress in Plants

From Biomolecules to Ecosystems

  • M. N. V. Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. B. P. Shaw, S. K. Sahu, R. K. Mishra
    Pages 84-126
  3. S. Rama Devi, M. N. V. Prasad
    Pages 127-145
  4. B. Myśliwa-Kurdziel, M. N. V. Prasad, K. Strzałtka
    Pages 146-181
  5. J. Barceló, Ch. Poschenrieder
    Pages 223-248
  6. Ch. Poschenrieder, J. Barceló
    Pages 249-270
  7. Zdenko Rengel
    Pages 271-294
  8. A. Hüttermann, I. Arduini, D. L. Godbold
    Pages 295-312
  9. Walter W. Wenzel, Enzo Lombi, Domy C. Adriano
    Pages 313-344
  10. Dirk Schaumlöffel, Joanna Szpunar, Ryszard Łobiński
    Pages 409-433
  11. Karin I. Köhl, Rainer Lösch
    Pages 434-454
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 455-462

About this book


Heavy metal phytotoxicity has been known for more than a century. Therefore, it is astonishing that interest in the effects of heavy metals on organisms has been aroused only recently. Research in the past years, however, has confirmed the immense damage by metal pollution to plants, the soil and ultimately to humans.

This completely updated and enlarged second edition gives a state-of-the art review on both field and laboratory work. It deals with the various functional and ecological aspects of heavy metal stress on plants and outlines the scope for future research and the possibilities for remediation.


Lipid ecophysiology ecosystem environment heavy metal metal pollution physiology phytoremediation plant plants pollution remediation soil toxicity transport

Editors and affiliations

  • M. N. V. Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabad, Andhra PradeshIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07268-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07743-6
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