Heavy Metal Induced Oxidative Damage in Terrestrial Plants

  • B. P. Shaw
  • S. K. Sahu
  • R. K. Mishra


There are 110 elements in the periodic table with the elements from 104 to 110 being of somewhat recent discovery ( Of these chemical elements, metals make up the largest group; some 69 of the currently known elements, excluding the transuranium series, are metallic in character (Fig. 4.1). Also, out of the 10 most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, seven are metals (Table 4.1); aluminum occupies the third place, followed by iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and titanium (Mason 1958). Their characteristics, however, differ greatly within the biosphere.


Heavy Metal Xanthophyll Cycle Phaseolus Aureus Biological Absorption Coefficient Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. P. Shaw
    • 1
  • S. K. Sahu
    • 1
  • R. K. Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Life SciencesOrissaIndia

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