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The Resource Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants : basis of phytoremediation, George Kvesitadze [and others], (electronic book)

Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants : basis of phytoremediation, George Kvesitadze [and others], (electronic book)

Label
Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants : basis of phytoremediation
Title
Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants
Title remainder
basis of phytoremediation
Statement of responsibility
George Kvesitadze [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Plants play a key role in purifying the biosphere of the toxic effects of industrial activity. This book shows how systematic application of the results of investigations into the metabolism of xenobiotics (foreign, often toxic substances) in plants could make a vastly increased contribution to planetary well-being. Deep physiological knowledge gained from an accumulation of experimental data enables the great differences between the detoxifying abilities of different plants for compounds of different chemical nature to be optimally exploited. Hence planting could be far more systematically adapted to actual environmental needs than is actually the case at present. The book could form the basis of specialist courses in universities and polytechnics devoted to environmental management, and advanced courses in plant physiology and biochemistry, for botany and integrative biology students. Fundamental plant physiology and biochemistry from the molecular level to whole plants and ecosystems are interwoven in a powerful and natural way, making this a unique contribution to the field
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
628.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD192.75
LC item number
.B56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TD192.75
NAL item number
.B56 2006
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Kvesitadze, G. I.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phytoremediation
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Metabolic detoxification
  • Plants
  • Biodegradation, Environmental
Label
Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants : basis of phytoremediation, George Kvesitadze [and others], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of contents -- 1 Contaminants in the environment -- 1.1 Environmental contaminants -- 1.1.1 Pesticides -- 1.1.2 Dioxins -- 1.1.3 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- 1.1.4 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) -- 1.1.5 Phthalates -- 1.1.6 Surfactants -- 1.1.7 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) -- 1.1.8 Chlorinated alkanes and alkenes -- 1.1.9 Benzene and its homologues -- 1.1.10 Heavy metals -- 1.1.11 Gaseous contaminants -- 1.2 Migration of contaminants into different ecological systems -- 1.2.1 Migration of contaminants between soil and water -- 1.2.2 Migration of contaminants between water and air -- 1.2.3 Migration of contaminants between soil and air -- 1.2.4 Geographical migration of contaminants -- 1.2.5 Biotic migration of contaminants -- 1.2.6 Local contamination of ecosystems -- 2 Uptake, translocation and effects of contaminants in plants -- 2.1 Physiological aspects of absorption and translocation of contaminants in plants -- 2.1.1 Absorption of environmental contaminants by leaves -- 2.1.2 Penetration of contaminants into roots -- 2.1.3 Penetration of contaminants into the seeds -- 2.1.4 Translocation of environmental contaminants in plants -- 2.2 The action of environmental contaminants on the plant cell -- 2.2.1 Changes in cell ultrastructure -- 2.2.2 Changes in the activities of regular metabolism enzymes -- 3 The fate of organic contaminants in the plant cell -- 3.1 Transformation of environmental contaminants in plants -- 3.2 Excretion -- 3.3 Transformation -- 3.3.1 Conjugation with endogenous compounds -- 3.3.2 Degradation pathways -- 3.3.3 Enzymes transforming organic contaminants -- 4 The ecological importance of plants for contaminated environments -- 4.1 Plants for phytoremediation -- 4.2 Phytoremediation technologies -- 4.2.1 Phytotransformation -- 4.2.2 Phytoextraction -- 4.2.3 Rhizofiltration -- 4.2.4 Rhizodegradation -- 4.2.5 Hydraulic control -- 4.2.6 Phytostabilization -- 4.2.7 Phytovolatilization -- 4.2.8 Cleaning of the air -- 4.3 Transgenic plants in phytoremediation -- 4.4 The cost of phytoremediation technologies -- 4.5 Phytoremediation -- an effective natural tool for a healthy planet -- References -- Index -- Last Page
Control code
SPR68474054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540289968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 103540289968
  • 139783540289968
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants : basis of phytoremediation, George Kvesitadze [and others], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of contents -- 1 Contaminants in the environment -- 1.1 Environmental contaminants -- 1.1.1 Pesticides -- 1.1.2 Dioxins -- 1.1.3 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- 1.1.4 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) -- 1.1.5 Phthalates -- 1.1.6 Surfactants -- 1.1.7 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) -- 1.1.8 Chlorinated alkanes and alkenes -- 1.1.9 Benzene and its homologues -- 1.1.10 Heavy metals -- 1.1.11 Gaseous contaminants -- 1.2 Migration of contaminants into different ecological systems -- 1.2.1 Migration of contaminants between soil and water -- 1.2.2 Migration of contaminants between water and air -- 1.2.3 Migration of contaminants between soil and air -- 1.2.4 Geographical migration of contaminants -- 1.2.5 Biotic migration of contaminants -- 1.2.6 Local contamination of ecosystems -- 2 Uptake, translocation and effects of contaminants in plants -- 2.1 Physiological aspects of absorption and translocation of contaminants in plants -- 2.1.1 Absorption of environmental contaminants by leaves -- 2.1.2 Penetration of contaminants into roots -- 2.1.3 Penetration of contaminants into the seeds -- 2.1.4 Translocation of environmental contaminants in plants -- 2.2 The action of environmental contaminants on the plant cell -- 2.2.1 Changes in cell ultrastructure -- 2.2.2 Changes in the activities of regular metabolism enzymes -- 3 The fate of organic contaminants in the plant cell -- 3.1 Transformation of environmental contaminants in plants -- 3.2 Excretion -- 3.3 Transformation -- 3.3.1 Conjugation with endogenous compounds -- 3.3.2 Degradation pathways -- 3.3.3 Enzymes transforming organic contaminants -- 4 The ecological importance of plants for contaminated environments -- 4.1 Plants for phytoremediation -- 4.2 Phytoremediation technologies -- 4.2.1 Phytotransformation -- 4.2.2 Phytoextraction -- 4.2.3 Rhizofiltration -- 4.2.4 Rhizodegradation -- 4.2.5 Hydraulic control -- 4.2.6 Phytostabilization -- 4.2.7 Phytovolatilization -- 4.2.8 Cleaning of the air -- 4.3 Transgenic plants in phytoremediation -- 4.4 The cost of phytoremediation technologies -- 4.5 Phytoremediation -- an effective natural tool for a healthy planet -- References -- Index -- Last Page
Control code
SPR68474054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540289968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 103540289968
  • 139783540289968
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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