Ozone and Plant Cell

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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, ...

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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: 9789048163403
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Atmospheric Ozone.- 2.Transport of Ozone in Plant Cells and Cellular Reactions.- 3. Molecular Mechanisms of the Ozone Interaction with Plant Cellular Components.- 4. Protective Cellular Reactions against Ozone and Steady-State Protective Systems.- 5. Ozone-Induced Changes in Plant Metabolism.- 6. Cellular Monitoring of Ozone.- Conclusion.- Appendix 1. Addresses of Internet Sites Related to Ozone Issues.- Appendix 2. List of Plant Species Sensitive to Ozone.- Appendix 3. Autofluorescence of Plant Cells as Bioindicators for Ozone.- References.- Latin Index.

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