Plants, Pollutants and Remediation

  • Münir Öztürk
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Ahmet Aksoy
  • M. S. A. Ahmad
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cristina Nali, Alessandra Francini, Elisa Pellegrini, Stefano Loppi, Giacomo Lorenzini
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ovais Sareer, Samina Mazahar, W. M. Khanum Al Akbari, Shahid Umar
    Pages 27-61
  4. Esmira Alirzayeva, Valida Ali-zade, Tamilla Shirvani, Kristina Toderich
    Pages 63-98
  5. Faiz-ul Hassan Nasim, Rabia Khalil, Ayesha Sumreen, Muhammad Shafiq Chaudhry, Muhammad Ashraf
    Pages 99-110
  6. Zeshan Ali, Riffat Naseem Malik, Alvina Gul, A. Mujeeb-Kazi
    Pages 111-136
  7. İsmail TAŞ, Yusuf Ersoy Yildirim, Fatma Özkay
    Pages 137-155
  8. Guzin Tombuloglu, Huseyin Tombuloglu, M. Serdal Sakcali
    Pages 179-189
  9. Edita Baltrenaite, Arvydas Lietuvninkas, Pranas Baltrenas, Bal Ram Singh, Nina Moskvitina, Olga Vaishlya
    Pages 191-211
  10. Rida Rehman, Alvina Gul
    Pages 213-239
  11. Giorgi Kvesitadze, G. Khatisashvili, T. Sadunishvili, E. Kvesitadze
    Pages 241-308
  12. Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Nazim A. Mamedov
    Pages 309-318
  13. Evrim Akkoyunlu, Rukiye Tıpırdamaz, Saime Başaran, Halil Sarıbaşak, Dudu Özkum, Gülen Güllü
    Pages 349-360
  14. Arzum Büyükkeklik, Murat Toksarı, Tuba Bekiş
    Pages 361-370
  15. Bulent Armagan, Nurettin Besli, Deniz Ucar
    Pages 371-379
  16. Özge Horasan, Esra Deniz Güner, Gülen Güllü, Rukiye Tipirdamaz
    Pages 391-401
  17. Faiz-ul Hassan Nasim, Rabia Khalil, Ayesha Sumreen, Muhammad Shafiq Chaudhry, Muhammad Ashraf
    Pages E1-E1
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 403-404

About this book


Environmental remediation technology has become a rapidly emerging branch of science in the 21st century. This technology is helping many branches of life sciences in solving the problems. This book therefore presents a holistic view of the complex and dynamic responses of our biodiversity to environmental pollution and their remediation strategies, in particular plant eco physiological adaptations which vary from species to species. The topics in this book are discussed to enlighten adaptation strategies to circumvent the negative impacts of polluting factors based on a large number of observations. The growing number of findings in this field are producing several applications in the fields of remediation of polluting factors in the environment. The book discusses the topics like;  plant-pollutant interactions,  the visible injury in response to boron stress and its genotoxic effects, bioremediation of vanadium, nitrogen pollution, plants and human health, role of halophytes towards soil restoration, nickel uptake, taming food security through wastewater irrigation and its potentiality, deleterious effects and remediation of secondary metabolites in forages,  biosorption of copper using waste yeast, liquorice in the remediation of saline soils, role of duckweed in metal accumulation,  temporal variations in different environmental parameters,  urban plants and air pollution, bioindication and phytoremediation, plants for remediation of organic pollutants. The book also enlightens the research gaps which need to be bridged to achieve larger goals concerning the applications of remediation technology.


Bioindication Bioremediation Ecophysiology Metal contamination Nutrient Enrichment Phytoremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Münir Öztürk
    • 1
  • Muhammad Ashraf
    • 2
  • Ahmet Aksoy
    • 3
  • M. S. A. Ahmad
    • 4
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 5
  1. 1.Botany Department and Center for Environmental StudiesEge University BornovaBornova, IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Pakistan Academy of ScienceIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Department of BiologyAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  4. 4.University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dept. BotanyFaisalabadPakistan
  5. 5.Universiti Putra Malaysia Faculty of ForestrySerdang, SelangorMalaysia

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