396 Pages 8 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    396 Pages 8 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on the menace of metal pollution and its impact on plants, particularly food grains, pulse and vegetable plants covering morphological, anatomical, physiological and biochemical aspects. It includes comparative studies among metal hyper-accumulators (metallophytes) and non-accumulators including exogenous hormonal alleviation in them due to metal stress. Low dose stimulation effects are also reviewed. The most significant feature of the book is its extensive coverage of genomics, metabolomics, ionomics, proteomics and transcriptomics in metal non-hyper-accumulators and hyper-accumulators. Being an edited volume, the book incorporates a variety of research perspectives, enhancing the existing knowledge about metal pollution and points to newer avenues to be researched.

    1. Heavy Metals in our Ecosystem

    Richa Upadhyay

    2. Heavy Metal Contamination in Plants: An Overview

    Rashmi Mukherjee, Soumi Datta, Dwaipayan Sinha, Arun Kumar Maurya and Sambhunath Roy

    3. Heavy Metal Contamination in Plants: Sources and Effects

    Savita Bhardwaj, Sadaf Jan, Dhriti Sharma,Dhriti Kapoor, Rattandeep Singh and Renu Bhardwaj

    4. Heavy Metal Contamination in Plants: Present and Future

    Mamta Pujari, Savita Bhardwaj, Dhriti Sharma, Anju Joshi, Shivani Kotwal and Dhriti Kapoor

    5. Heavy Metal Contamination in Crop Plants

    Naziya Tarannum and Nivedita Chaudhary

    6. Heavy Metal Perception in Plants

    Dwaipayan Sinha, Arun Kumar Maurya, Shilpa Chatterjee, Priyanka De, Moumita Chetterjee and Junaid Ahmad Malik

    7. Plant Response to Heavy Metals (at the Cellular Level)

    Arun Kumar Maurya, Dwaipayan Sinha, Kamakshi and Suchetana Mukherjee

    8. Photosynthetic Response of Plants Against Heavy Metals

    Sujata Rathi, Neha Mittal and Deepak Kumar

    9. A Mechanistic Overview of Heavy Metal Detoxification in Plants

    Kavita Ghosal, Dwaipayan Sinha and Satyendra Pal Singh

    10. Amelioration of Heavy Metal Toxicity by Natural and Synthetic Hormones

    Nidhi Verma, Jitendra Kumar and Sheo Mohan Prasad

    11. Heavy Metal Sequestration in Plants

    Rupinderpal Kaur, Bhekam Pal Singh and Yumnam Devashree

    12. Ionomics vis à vis Heavy Metals Stress and Amelioration

    Rashmi Mukherjee, Mukul Barwant and Dwaipayan Sinha

    13. Understanding Heavy Metal Stress in Plants Through Mineral Nutrients

    Marya Khan, Ummey Aymen, Ashiq Hussain Mir, Anupam Tiwari, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Joginder Singh, Praveen C Ramamurthy, Rachana Singh, Simranjeet Singh andParul Parihar

    14. Genomics (Characterization of Genes) and Molecular Aspects of Metal Tolerance and Hyperaccumulation

    Aparna Pandey, Sheo Mohan Prasad and Jitendra Kumar

    15. Stress-inducible Proteins and their Roles under Heavy Metal Stress

    Ummey Aymen, Marya Khan, Anuradha Patel, Sanjesh Tiwari, Aman Deep Raju, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Rachana Singh and Parul Parihar

    16. Metallophytes

    Ovaid Akhtar, Himanshu Sharma, Ifra Zoomi, Kanhaiya Lal Chaudhary and Manoj Kumar

    17. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals

    Prasann Kumar, Bhupendra Koul and Monika Sharma


    Jitendra Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Kumar has obtained his D.Phil. degree from University of Allahabad, India. His areas of research interest are impact of ROS on structural, biochemical and molecular changes in plants and cyanobacteria under different abiotic stress conditions. He has authored more than 20 publications in scientific journals of international repute. Dr. Kumar has also been working as reviewer of several reputed international journals.

    Shweta Gaur is working as a research scholar in Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, India. She has obtained her M.Sc. degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, India. Her research interests include the exploration of the role of silicon in modulating abiotic stresses in general and heavy metals and nanoparticles in particular in various plants with special reference to morphology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. By now, she has authored 10 research papers including review articles and book chapters in journals and books of international repute.

    Prabhat Kumar Srivastava is an academician, working as an Assistant Professor of Botany in K.S. Saket Post Graduate College, Ayodhya, UP, 224123, India, an affiliated college of Dr. R.L. Avadh University, Ayodhya, India. Under his D. Phil program he confirmed the stimulatory role of controlled fluence rates of UV-B on cyanobacterial physiology and biochemistry. His research interest includes the role of UVRESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8) in perception and transduction of signals for protective responses following low UV-B fluence exposure impacting physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and the overall structure of plants and cyanobacteria. Dr. Srivastava has obtained his D.Phil. degree from University of Allahabad, India. He has authored more than 20 research papers having international repute. Dr. Srivastava is working as reviewer of several international scientific journals.

    Rohit Kumar Mishra has been involved in research pertaining to ecotoxicology and bioremediation for more than 15 years. He has an excellent academic record. He obtained Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Interns and CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship. He obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from University of Lucknow/ CSIR’s National Botanical Research Institute. Dr. Mishra has been University Grants Commission’s Dr. D. S. Kothari Post-doctoral fellow and worked in Ranjan Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. By now, he has 12 research papers in Journals of International repute.

    Sheo Mohan Prasad is a Professor of Botany in the University of Allahabad, India. He obtained his academic degrees from Banaras Hindu University, India. His main area of research is physiology and biochemistry of plants as well as cyanobacteria under different abiotic stresses viz. UV-B, heavy metals, pesticides, temperature, salinity, high light etc. with special reference to role of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Prof. Prasad has authored more than 150 scientific publications, including original research articles, review articles and book chapters. He has been guest editor of special issues of many journals and has edited more than ten books. Prof. Prasad is also working as editor and reviewer of several reputed international journals.

    Devendra Kumar Chauhan is working as a Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Allahabad (India). Prof. Chauhan has more than 100 scientific publications. His research interest is to explore the impact of ROS on the structural, biochemical and molecular changes in crop plants under different stressful conditions. Prof. Chauhan is also working as an editor and reviewer of several reputed international journals.

    Heavy metal pollution and its effect on plant health are of great concern to researchers and anyone involved in agricultural or industrial production. Like many real-world problems, the issue is complex and spans multiple fields of study. This edited collection covers the topic extensively, beginning with a basic overview and organismic effects, then moving to molecular aspects and bioremediation. The contributors dug deep into the literature and provide extensive lists of references.

    - A. K. Rinehart, The Ohio State University