Plant Adaptation and Phytoremediation

  • M. Ashraf
  • M. Ozturk
  • M. S. A. Ahmad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Toxins and Resistance Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Muhammad Ashraf, Munir Ozturk, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
      Pages 1-32
    3. Fazal Ur Rehman Shah, Nasir Ahmad, Khan Rass Masood, Jose R. Peralta-Videa, Firoz ud Din Ahmad
      Pages 71-97
    4. Nico Marcar, Tivi Theiveyanathan, Debbie Crawford, Charlie Hawkins, Tom Jovanovic, Philip Polglase et al.
      Pages 143-149
    5. Mansoor Hameed, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, Nargis Naz
      Pages 151-170
  3. Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Valida Ali-Zade, Esmira Alirzayeva, Tamilla Shirvani
      Pages 173-192
    3. Hong-Bo Shao, Li-Ye Chu, Fu-Tai Ni, Dong-Gang Guo, Hua Li, Wei-Xiang Li
      Pages 227-244
    4. K.N. Toderich, E.V. Shuyskaya, T.M. Khujanazarov, Shoaib Ismail, Yoshiko Kawabata
      Pages 245-274
    5. Munir Ozturk, Serdal Sakcali, Salih Gucel, Huseyin Tombuloglu
      Pages 275-311
    6. M. Yasin Ashraf, Muhammad Ashraf, Khalid Mahmood, Javed Akhter, F. Hussain, M. Arshad
      Pages 335-355
    7. Nand Lal, Neerja Srivastava
      Pages 383-397
    8. Avinash C. Srivastava, Rajasekhara Reddy Duvvuru Muni
      Pages 399-426
    9. Bushra Rashid, Tayyab Husnain, Sheikh Riazuddin
      Pages 427-447
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 449-481

About this book


The problems engendered by the conflicting imperatives of development and ecology show no sign of ending, and every day more locations are added to the list of landscapes poisoned by human activity. This vital book, featuring an international set of authors, is a key reference for researchers and environmental managers, as well as anyone involved in the mining industry or landscape remediation. The comprehensive coverage of current approaches to phytoremediation begins by examining the problem. It looks at natural and human-induced toxins, and their effects on natural vegetation as well as agricultural crops. Particular attention is paid to the two largest challenges to remediation – heavy metals, and the salt stress that is impeding agricultural productivity worldwide. The text moves on to focus on the efficacy of different plant species in removing toxic pollutants from the environment. Along with analysis of a number of case studies, this section includes new and updated information on the mechanism of toxin-tolerance in plants.


Biomonitoring Ecology Environmental toxicants Heavy metals Phytohormon Phytohormone Phytoremediation Resistance Mechanisms Salts environment vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Ashraf
    • 1
  • M. Ozturk
    • 2
  • M. S. A. Ahmad
    • 3
  1. 1.Facutlty of Sciences, Department of BotanyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Centre for Environmental Studies, Ecology & Environmental SciencesEge UniversityBornova, IzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Dept. BotanyUniversity of Agriculture, FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan

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