Approaches to Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants

  • Sumira Jan
  • Javid Ahmad Parray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 19-32
  4. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 33-55
  5. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 57-68
  6. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 69-87
  7. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 89-102

About this book


This book summarizes the development of highly tolerant cultivars via plant breeding, genomics, and proteomic approaches. This book could supplement data for budding researchers by providing extensive ongoing measures to improve the detoxification competence of appropriate species via wide range of plant improvement approaches. It also offers insights into heavy metal signalling,metal chelation by organic acids, amino acids, and phosphate derivatives, and illustrates other strategies that have been extensively investigated, such as genetic engineering, ecological improvement of the rhizosphere using mycorrhiza and chelator enhanced phytoremediation technology. This book could provide simple anthology for undergraduate and postgraduate students to understand fundamentals of heavy metal pollution in the environment. The book closes with a prelude to an inclusive study of biodiversity that could provide new biofilters for metal detoxification.


Biodiversity Prospecting Genetic Engineering Heavy Metal Perception Metal Sequestration MAPK Signalling Metal Tolerance

Authors and affiliations

  • Sumira Jan
    • 1
  • Javid Ahmad Parray
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of BiotechnologyICAR-Central Institute of Temperate HorticultureSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Research for DevelopmentUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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