Soil Heavy Metals

Soil Heavy Metals

  • Irena Sherameti
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Helwig Hohl, Ajit Varma
    Pages 1-18
  3. Shwet Kamal, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma
    Pages 31-63
  4. Hermann Bothe, Marjana Regvar, Katarzyna Turnau
    Pages 87-111
  5. Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, Peter Kump, Marijan Nečemer, Primož Pelicon, Iztok Arčon, Paula Pongrac et al.
    Pages 113-138
  6. Paula Pongrac, Roser Tolrà, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, Charlotte Poschenrieder, Juan Barceló, Marjana Regvar
    Pages 139-161
  7. Valentina Kholodova, Kirill Volkov, Vladimir Kuznetsov
    Pages 163-183
  8. M. Belén Hinojosa, Roberto García-Ruiz, José A. Carreira
    Pages 185-224
  9. Erika Kothe, Christian Dimkpa, Götz Haferburg, André Schmidt, Astrid Schmidt, Eileen Schütze
    Pages 225-235
  10. Ayten Karaca, Sema Camci Cetin, Oguz Can Turgay, Ridvan Kizilkaya
    Pages 237-262
  11. Burkhard Knopf, Helmut König
    Pages 315-328
  12. Andrea Zanuzzi, Angel Faz Cano
    Pages 329-337
  13. D. V. Yadav, Radha Jain, R. K. Rai
    Pages 339-367
  14. Ayten Karaca, Ridvan Kizilkaya, Oguz Can Turgay, Sema Camci Cetin
    Pages 369-388
  15. T. J. Purakayastha, P. K. Chhonkar
    Pages 389-429
  16. Preeti Saxena, Neelam Misra
    Pages 431-477
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 1-14

About this book


Human activities have dramatically changed the composition and organisation of soils. Industrial and urban wastes, agricultural application and also mining activities resulted in an increased concentration of heavy metals in soils. How plants and soil microorganisms cope with this situation and the sophisticated techniques developed for survival in contaminated soils is discussed in this volume.

The topics presented include: the general role of heavy metals in biological soil systems; the relation of inorganic and organic pollutions; heavy metal, salt tolerance and combined effects with salinity; effects on abuscular mycorrhizal and on saprophytic soil fungi; heavy metal resistance by streptomycetes; trace element determination of environmental samples; the use of microbiological communities as indicators; phytostabilization of lead polluted sites by native plants; effects of soil earthworms on removal of heavy metals and the remediation of heavy metal contaminated tropical land.


Fungi Metal hyperaccumulation Metal toxicity Phytoremediation Plant detoxification Soil pollution X-ray fluorescence environment microorganism soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Irena Sherameti
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaInstitut für Allgemeine Botanik und PflanzenphysiologieJenaGermany
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University
  3. 3.Amity Science, Technology & Innovation FoundationNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02435-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02436-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
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