Air Pollution and Plant Biotechnology

Prospects for Phytomonitoring and Phytoremediation

  • Kenji Omasa
  • Hiharu Saji
  • Shohab Youssefian
  • Noriaki Kondo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-XXII
  2. Plant Responses and Phytomonitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret Burchett, Rachid Mousine, Jane Tarran
      Pages 61-91
    3. Hikaru Saji
      Pages 141-151
  3. Resistant Plants and Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Kenji Omasa, Kazuo Tobe, Takayuki Kondo
      Pages 155-178
    3. Luit J. De Kok, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Sue Westerman, Ineke Stulen
      Pages 201-219
    4. Tadakatsu Yoneyama, Hak Y. Kim, Hiromichi Morikawa, Hari S. Srivastava
      Pages 221-234
    5. Jeremy Barnes, Youbin Zheng, Tom Lyons
      Pages 235-252
  4. Image Diagnosis of Plant Response and Gas Exchange

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Moon S. Kim, Charles L. Mulchi, James E. McMurtrey, Craig S. T. Daughtry, Emmett W. Chappelle
      Pages 321-341
  5. Generation of Transgenic Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Hiromichi Morikawa, Misa Takahashi, Gen-Ichiro Arimura
      Pages 383-401
    3. Saori Endo, Etsuko Matsunaga, Keiko Yamada-Watanabe, Hiroyasu Ebinuma
      Pages 415-434
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 449-455

About this book


Air pollution is ubiquitous in industrialized societies, causing a host of environmental problems. It is thus essential to monitor and reduce pollution levels. A number of plant species already are being exploited as detectors (for phytomonitoring) and as scavengers (for phytoremediation) of air pollutants. With advances in biotechnology, it is now feasible to modify plants for a wider range of phytomonitoring and phytoremediation applications. Air Pollution and Plant Biotechnology presents recent results in this field, including plant responses during phytomonitoring, pollution-resistant plant species, imaging diagnosis of plant responses, and the use of novel transgenic plants, along with reviews of basic plant physiology and biochemistry where appropriate. Researchers and students working in plant biotechnology and the environmental sciences or considering new areas of investigation will find this volume a valuable reference.


air pollution biotechnology chemistry environment environmental science environmental sciences physiology phytoremediation plant plants pollutants pollution transgen transgenic plant transgenic plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Omasa
    • 1
  • Hiharu Saji
    • 2
  • Shohab Youssefian
    • 3
  • Noriaki Kondo
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Molecular Ecotoxicology Section Environmental Biology DivisionNational Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Akita Prefectural UniversityOhgata-mura, AkitaJapan
  4. 4.The University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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