1st Edition

Arsenic in Rice A Global Menace

    282 Pages 19 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    282 Pages 19 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Arsenic has been said to be one of the world’s most toxic elements, infiltrating the food chain and finding its way into foods. Studies have recently detected high levels of arsenic in rice, which is a major concern since rice is a staple food for a large part of the world’s population. This new volume addresses this problem, covering arsenic contamination in rice and offering effective mitigation strategies.

    1. Arsenic in Rice in a Nutshell: Tell-Tale Toxic Interplay of Chemical Offense and Biochemical Defense

    Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Rubina Khanam, and Sudhakar Srivastava

    2. Status of Arsenic Contamination in Paddy Fields: Soil-Water Chemistry

    Vinay Aseri, Varad Nagar, Anuj Sharma, Apoorva Singh, Mahipal Singh Sankhla, and Kumud Kant Awasthi

    3. Rhizospheric Physiology of Rice Plants Towards Arsenic

    Anshika Kaushik, Anjali Awasthi, Garima Awasthi, and Sunil K. Gupta

    4. Long-Distance Translocation Mechanism of Arsenic from Soil to Rice Grain

    Manju Shri, Sonali Dubey, Sanjay Dwivedi, Pradyumna Kumar Singh, and Rudra Deo Tripathi

    5. Arsenic-Induced Phytotoxicity in Rice Plants

    Prashant Singh, Nandini Gupta, Payal M. Deoghare, and Rakhi Agarwal

    6. Translocation and Accumulation of Arsenic in Rice Grains: Role of Transporters in Tolerance and Their Incorporation in the Food Chain

    Jyotirmay Kalita, Amit Kumar Pradhan, Sabnoor Yeasrin Jyoti, Bikash Kalita, Saurov Jyoti Roy, Indrajit Kalita, Mahesh Das, Hunmily Teronpi, Preetom Regon, and Bhaben Tanti

    7. Agronomic Measures to Lessen Arsenic in Rice

    Anshika Kaushik, Amarnath Mishra, Varad Nagar, Pritam P. Pandit, Rushikesh L. Chopade, Rohit Kumar Verma, Apoorva Singh, and Shikha Verma

    8. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology for Reducing the Arsenic Toxicity in Rice

    Tejasvi Bhatia, Anuradha Sandhu, Meghna, Jyoti Pandey, and Hanoor Sharma

    9. Microbial-Mediated Measures to Regulate Arsenic in Rice

    Gaurav Kumar Singh, Ankita, Navjot Kaur, Jitender Singh, and Sunil Kumar

    10. The Determination and Speciation of Arsenic in Rice

    Dipak Kumar Mahida, Ankita Patel, and Rakesh Rawal


    Garima Awasthi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Vivekananda Global University, Rajasthan, India. She has published nearly 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals on heavy metal stress in plants, mainly on arsenic problems in rice, which have been widely cited. Her research focuses on plant abiotic and biotic stress, nanotechnology, plant physiology, and proteomics. She has collaborated with various educational institutions and research centers as well as with the industrial sector.

    Sudhakar Srivastava, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was formerly a Scientific Officer at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. With nearly 20 years of research experience in plant-metal interactions, he has published over 125 research and review articles, published 25 book chapters and edited three books. Dr. Srivastava is also a Fellow of the Indian Society of Environmental Botanists, Lucknow, India.

    Mahipal Singh Sankhla is an Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science at the University Centre for Research and Development at Chandigarh University, Punjab, India. He previously served as an Assistant Professor at Vivekananda Global University in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Rajasthan. He has done training at the Forensic Science Laboratory, Lucknow; Central Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi; Codon Institute of Biotechnology Noida; and Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited, Udaipur, India. He has published books, book chapters, and over 160 research and review papers, and has organized and presented at many national and international conferences, workshops, and faculty development programs.