Metal/Metalloid Phytoremediation: Ideas and Future

  • Mirosław MleczekEmail author
  • Aneta Piechalak
  • Barbara Tomaszewska
  • Kinga Drzewiecka
  • Przemysław Nuc
Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 35)


This chapter addresses some of the most significant issues in phytoremediation. We described the most important developments in this environment, cleaning method and presented some significant ways for future development. Additionally, this work presents the impact of endo- and exogenous salicylic acid on plant tolerance to presence of metal ions and the biochemical response to metals. Finally, we discuss one of the most significant aspects described in many studies: the genetic background of plant hyperaccumulation and adaptation to toxic concentrations of metals/metalloids.


Heavy Metal Salicylic Acid Salicylic Acid Treatment Short Rotation Coppice Exogenous Salicylic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirosław Mleczek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aneta Piechalak
    • 2
  • Barbara Tomaszewska
    • 2
  • Kinga Drzewiecka
    • 1
  • Przemysław Nuc
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPoznań University of Life SciencesPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyAdam Mickiewicz University in PoznańPoznańPoland

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