Toxicity of Heavy Metals to Legumes and Bioremediation

  • Almas Zaidi
  • Parvaze Ahmad Wani
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mohammad Oves, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi, Ees Ahmad
    Pages 1-27
  3. Ees Ahmad, Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Mohammad Oves
    Pages 29-44
  4. Parvaze Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi
    Pages 45-66
  5. Mohammad Saghir Khan, Almas Zaidi, Parvaze Ahmad Wani
    Pages 67-88
  6. Corticeiro Sofia, Pereira Sofia, Lima Ana, Figueira Etelvina
    Pages 89-100
  7. Almas Zaidi, Parvaze Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Saghir Khan
    Pages 101-114
  8. Ewa Kurek, Małgorzata Majewska
    Pages 129-146
  9. Iryna Zaets, Natalia Kozyrovska
    Pages 203-217
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 243-248

About this book


This title discusses various effects of heavy metal exposure to legumes as well as the bioremediation potential of rhizosphere microbes. Availability of heavy metals, their uptake and the effects of metals on germination and various physiological functions of plants including legumes are presented. Furthermore, the effects of heavy metals to nitrogen fixing microorganisms and how microsymbionts can overcome metal stress is presented in detail. The influence of glutathione on the tolerance of Rhizobium leguminosarum to cadmium is discussed. The role of nitrogen fixers in decontamination of heavy metal toxicity, mycoremediation of metal contaminated soils, microbially mediated transformation of heavy metals and action of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and nitrogen fixers together in detoxifying heavy metals are broadly explained. This volume is a useful tool for scientists, policy makers and progressive legume growers intending to develop safe and healthy legumes for future generations.


bioremediation heavy metals legumes phytotoxicity rhizosphere microbes

Editors and affiliations

  • Almas Zaidi
    • 1
  • Parvaze Ahmad Wani
    • 2
  • Mohammad Saghir Khan
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Agricultural MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2., Department of Biological SciencesCrescent University, College of NaturalAbeokuta, OgunNigeria
  3. 3.Fac. Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Agricultural MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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