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Approaches to Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 19-32
  4. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 33-55
  5. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 57-68
  6. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 69-87
  7. Sumira Jan, Javid Ahmad Parray
    Pages 89-102

About this book


This book summarizes the development of highly tolerant cultivars via plant breeding, genomics, and proteomic approaches. This book could supplement data for budding researchers by providing extensive ongoing measures to improve the detoxification competence of appropriate species via wide range of plant improvement approaches. It also offers insights into heavy metal signalling,metal chelation by organic acids, amino acids, and phosphate derivatives, and illustrates other strategies that have been extensively investigated, such as genetic engineering, ecological improvement of the rhizosphere using mycorrhiza and chelator enhanced phytoremediation technology. This book could provide simple anthology for undergraduate and postgraduate students to understand fundamentals of heavy metal pollution in the environment. The book closes with a prelude to an inclusive study of biodiversity that could provide new biofilters for metal detoxification.


Biodiversity Prospecting Genetic Engineering Heavy Metal Perception Metal Sequestration MAPK Signalling Metal Tolerance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of BiotechnologyICAR-Central Institute of Temperate HorticultureSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Research for DevelopmentUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

About the authors

Javid Ahmad Parry is currently working as Research Associate – II, in Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.

 Some of his publications are as below:

Papers Published:

Javid A. Parray , Rehana Hamid, Azra N. Kamili ,  Nowsheen Shameem, Sumira Jan, Bashir A Ganai. Biological efficacy a

nd radical scavenging potential of shikonin in Arnebia benthamii (Wall ex. G Don) Johnston. Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier 4/2015 (Accepted) IF-3.208

Sumira Jan; Azra N Kamili; Javid A Parray; Y S Bedi. Differential response of terpenes and anthraquinones derivatives in Rumex dentatus and Lavandula officinalis to harsh winters across North Western Himalaya.

Natural Product Research. 3/2015. DOI:10.1080/14786419.2015.1030404. IF-1.2

 Javid A. Parray , Azra N. Kamili ,  Zafar A. Reshi , Raies A. Qadri,  Sumira Jan.  Interaction of rhizobacterial strains for growth improvement of Crocus sativus L. under tissue culture conditions. Plant

Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 2015. Springer. DOI 10.1007/s11240-014-0703-1. 121:325–334 IF-2.625

Book Chapters:

Rehana Hamid, Azra Nahaid Kamili, Mahmooduzzafar, Javid A Parray, Sumira Jan, Abdul Mujib and Parvaiz Ahmad. Mass Multiplication and Phytochemical Studies of Cichorium intybus L. In (ed: Biotechnological Techniques of

Stress Tolerance in Plants). 2013, pp.187-211. Stodium Press LLC USA. ISBN 1-62699-031-X.

Research Reports/Monographs published:

Concepts of Biotechnology by Raies A. Qadri and Javid A Parray”. Lamberts Book on Demand, Germany, 2011.

Euryale ferox-a threatened medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya by Javid A Parray Azra N Kamili and Raies A. Qadri Lamberts Book on Demand, Germany, 2011.

Dr. Sumira Jan is currently working as Young scientist ICAR- Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Projects being handled by her presently are as below:

1. “Ecological significance of UV screens in the distribution of UV-B flux and PAR within genus Rumex across North Western Himalaya.” Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology. Govt. of India.

2. “2. Genetic, agro-morphological and phytochemical characterization of Oreganum vulgare L. for marker assisted improvement of pharmaceutical quality.” Funded by Science & Engineering Research (FSER), Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology. Govt. of India.

& a few of her publications as follows:

Kalimullah, Sumira Jan and Mahmooduzzafar. Response of air pollution on wood and bark of D

elonix regia R. - An ornamental Plant. Indian Journal of Applied and Pure biology, 24 (2):387-390, 2009.

bacter, mycorrhizal inoculum and nitrogen fertilizer on biochemical, growth and productivity aspects in Vicia faba  L. American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 3(4): 684-693, 2009.

Sumira Jan, Talat Parween, T.O.Siddiqi and, Mahmooduzzafar. The anti-oxidative response system in Brassica juncea exposed to hexavalent chromium. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6 (4):425-433, 2010.

Sumira Jan, Talat Parween, T.O. Siddiqi and, Mahmooduzzafar. Gamma radiation effects on growth and yield attributes of Psoralea corylifolia L. with reference to enhanced production of psoralen. Plant Growth Regulation, 64(2):163-171, 2011.


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