Uptake of Heavy Metals

  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra


Heavy metals and metalloids are often taken up in toxic concentrations by plants from contaminated soils rich in these constituents. Higher plants have built-in cellular mechanisms for metal detoxification and tolerance which try to save them from such toxicities. An elaborate membrane transport system regulates movement of metal ions across plasma membrane of root cells.


Heavy Metal Border Cell Heavy Metal Stress Transcriptional Gene Silence Cation Diffusion Facilitator 
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  • Gyanendra Nath Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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