Plants and Heavy Metals

  • Antonella¬†Furini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Biometals book sub series (SB BIOMETALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Giovanni DalCorso
    Pages 1-25
  3. Anna Manara
    Pages 27-53
  4. Elisa Fasani
    Pages 55-74
  5. Andrea Nesler, Antonella Furini
    Pages 75-86

About this book


This title focuses on the many aspects of the interaction between plants and heavy metals. Not only it describes the effects of heavy metal toxicity on the plant cell and its organs but it also examines the mechanisms that plants adopt to scavenge heavy metals at cellular, physiological, and metabolic level. Plants and Heavy Metals also analyses Hyperaccumulator plants and shows their potential role in phytoremediation technologies in light of the recent research results.


Biometals Environmental pollution Phytoremediation Plant-biotechnology Soil contamination

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonella¬†Furini
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4440-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4441-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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