Uptake, Metabolism, and Detoxification of Sulfur Dioxide

  • Noriaki Kondo


Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a major air pollutant that is artificially produced by fossil fuel combustion, mainly in the industrialized areas of both developed and developing countries, and also results from volcanic emission, biogenic emissions, etc. SO2 can also form aerosols, sulfate particles, in the atmosphere by photochemical reactions. Aerosols can then be incorporated into clouds and/or transported over long distances, thus causing severe acid precipitation as wet and dry depositions in surrounding countries.


Sulfur Dioxide Stomatal Closure Physiol Plant Sulfite Oxidase Sulfite Reductase 


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  • Noriaki Kondo
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  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of ScienceThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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