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Metal Toxicity in Agriculture Crops: Emerging Trends

Metal Toxicity in Agriculture Crops: Emerging Trends

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Author:Prasann Kumar and Shipa Rani Dey
ISBN 13:9789389832976
Subject:Botanical Science/Agronomy

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This book comprises of twenty chapters which include the mechanism for deriving metal extraction from the soil by the assistance of microorganisms with special reference to mycorrhiza. Metal homeostasis and chelators, Vacuoles, trichomes and hydropotes sequestration, Transporters for metal storage in organelles, Metal-tolerance protein involved in the compartmentalization of heavy metals, Heavy metal detoxification and signal transduction pathways, Physiological and molecular mechanism of metal accumulation in hyperaccumulators plants, Use of Algae in wastewater treatments. It also focuses on immobilization of heavy metals, especially cadmium in soil solution, mediated through mycorrhiza. Biofertilizers and nutrient significance are well described along with interesting facts and findings related to mycorrhiza. The application of fly ash in agriculture as a potential source to micronutrients and heavy metals in soils are well explained. Biosorbants along with bioremediation of heavy metals are well described. Similarly, biotechnological advances in bioremediation of cadmium contaminated terrestrial and aquatic environment and management of cadmium toxicity in crops are well described. This book aims to focus on the current state of knowledge and scientific advances about the pros and cons of heavy metal toxicity in crops. So the amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil and water resources. A holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments has been presented that could be implemented in the long term management of the heavy metals viz., Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr etc toxicity in the farmer's field and farmers crops. The scope of the inexpensive and energy-neutral soil amendments and technologies has specifically been highlighted with special reference to ameliorative effects of amended supplements. Renowned scientists around the world have contributed chapters on various aspects of the above topics. The scope of the book extends to environmental/agricultural scientists, students, consultants, site owners, industrial stakeholders, regulators and policymakers Table of Contents 1.Metal homeostasis and chelators 2.Vacuoles, trichomes and hydropotes sequestration- 3.Transporters for metal storage in organelles 4.Metal-tolerance protein involved in the compartmentalization of heavy metals 5.Heavy metal detoxification and signal transduction pathways- 6.Physiological and molecular mechanism of metals accumulation in hyperaccumulation plants 7.Use of algae in wastewater treatments 8.Phytohormones: master mediators in abiotic stress tolerance in the crop plants 9.Avenue of phytoremediation strategies for fluorine toxicity in crops 10.An Overview of the Functional Role of Transporter Proteins In Plants During Abiotic Stress 11.Fungal metabolites: Mycoremediation of toxic effluents for sustainable management of agro eco-system 12.Role of growth hormones for the mitigation of heavy metal toxicity in agricultural lands 13.Instrumental based detection and possible mitigation of heavy metals toxicity in agro-ecosystem 14.Phytoremediation and it's a possible use for agricultural development 15.Plant metabolites in heavy metal research 16.Significance of microbial volatiles in agro-ecological health 17.Microbial volatiles as a new frontier in heavy metal research 18.Food security and assessment with special reference to metal toxicity 19.Role of enzymatic antioxidant for the amelioration of toxicity in plants 20.Non-enzymatic based defending mechanism of toxicity in plants