Phytoremediation and Biofortification

Two Sides of One Coin

  • Xuebin Yin
  • Linxi Yuan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Xuebin Yin, Linxi Yuan, Ying Liu, Zhiqing Lin
    Pages 1-6
  3. Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin, Yuanyuan Zhu, Fei Li, Yang Huang, Ying Liu et al.
    Pages 7-31
  4. Li Zhao, Linxi Yuan, Zhangmin Wang, Tianyu Lei, Xuebin Yin
    Pages 33-57
  5. Yang Huang, Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin
    Pages 59-74
  6. Yuanyuan Zhu, De Bi, Linxi Yuan, Xuebin Yin
    Pages 75-81

About this book


Phytoremediation consists of using plants and their associated microbes for environmental cleanup. Over the past 10 years, this treatment has gained recognition as a cost-effective, non-invasive, alternative or complimentary technology to engineering-based remediation methods. Biofortification, on the other hand, is an agricultural process that increases the uptake and accumulation of mineral nutrients in agricultural products through plant breeding, genetic engineering, or manipulation of agricultural practices.

This book shows how, despite having different goals, both phytoremediation and biofortification technologies can be closely connected as they are both based on the phytoextraction process that involves plant uptake, accumulation, and transformation of nutrient elements from soil. More specifically, this brief offers a comprehensive introduction to Phytoremediation and Biofortification of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), cadium (Cd) and copper (Cu), and illustrates the emerging integration of these two bio-technologies.

Phytoremediation and Biofortification: Two Sides of One Coin is a valuable resource to students, technicians, and academics who are interested in the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants, and in the field of biofortification.


Inorganic pollutants Organic pollutants Phytoremediation Transgenic approaches

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuebin Yin
    • 1
  • Linxi Yuan
    • 2
  1. 1., Se LabUSTCSuzhouChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Jiangsu Engineering Center for Selenium, Advanced Lab for Selenium and Human HealSuzhou Institute of USTCSuzhouChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1438-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1439-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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