Ozone and Plant Cell / Edition 1

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Overview

Ozone is a normal constituent of air but this gas becomes dangerous for living organism when its concentration in the troposphere is too high. Most previous studies of this substance examined it merely in its role as an earth screen for the biosphere or an air pollutant. This book will also view its derivatives (active oxygen species), at a molecular and cellular level, as substances that have both positive and negative effects on plant life. Plant cells will be considered as both recipients and sources of ozone, as well as possible biosensors and bioindicators for low and high concentrations of the compound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402014208
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Atmospheric Ozone 7
Ch. 2 Transport of Ozone in Plant Cells and Cellular Reactions 27
Ch. 3 Molecular Mechanisms of the Ozone Interaction with Plant Cellular Components 55
Ch. 4 Protective Cellular Reactions Against Ozone and Steady-State Protective Systems 103
Ch. 5 Ozone-Induced Changes in Plant Metabolism 127
Ch. 6 Cellular Monitoring of Ozone 153
Conclusion 209
App. 1 Addresses of Internet Sites Related to Ozone Issues 213
App. 2 List of Plant Species Sensitive to Ozone 214
App. 3 Autofluorescence of Plant Cells as Bioindicators for Ozone 215
References 217
Subject Index 253
Latin Index 265
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