Phytoremediation: Methods and Reviews / Edition 1

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This book presents the most innovative recent methodological developments in phytoremediation research, and outlines a variety of the contexts in which phytoremediation has begun to be applied. A significant portion is devoted to groundbreaking methods for the production of plants that are able to degrade, take up, or tolerate the effects of pollutants. The book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of principles and practices of phytoremediation.

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" excellent resource for fundamental research on the topic." -Journal of Hazardous Materials
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617376313
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Methods in Biotechnology Series , #23
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PHYTOREMEDIATION - Methods and Reviews

Table of Contents


1. Genetic Engineering of Plants for Phytoremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Shigenori Sonoki, Satoru Fujihiro, and Shin Hisamatsu
2. Increasing Plant Tolerance to Metals in the Environment
Jennifer C. Stearns, Saleh Shah and Bernard R. Glick
3. Using Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis to Select Plants for Altered Radionuclide Accumulation
Katharine A. Payne, Helen C. Bowen, John P. Hammond, Corrina R. Hampton, Philip J. White and Martin R. Broadley
4. Detoxification of Soil Phenolic Pollutants by Plant Secretory Enzyme
Guo-Dong Wang and Xiao-Ya Chen
5. Using RT-PCR to Quantify Gene Expression in Plants Exposed to Radioactivity
Yu-Jin Heinekamp and Neil Willey
6. Plant Phylogeny and the Remediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Jason C. White and Barbara A. Zeeb
7. Producing Mycorrhizal Inoculum for Phytoremediation
Abdul Khan
8. Implementing Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Chris Collins
9. Uptake, Assimilation and Novel Metabolism of NO2 in Plants
Misa Takahashi, Toshiyuki Matsubara, Atsushi Sakamoto and Hiromichi Morikawa


10. Testing the Manipulation of Soil Availability of Heavy Metals
Fernando Madrid-Diaz and M.B. Kirkham
11. Testing Amendments for Increasing Soil Availability of Radionuclides
Nick Watt
12. Using Electrodics to Aid Mobilisation of Lead in Soil
David Butcher
13. Stable Isotope Methods for Estimating the Labile Metal Content of Soils
Andy Midwood
14. In Vitro Hairy Root Cultures as a Tool for Phytoremediation Research
Cecilia G. Flocco and Ana M. Giulietti
15. Sectored Planters for Phytoremediation Studies
Chung-Shih Tang
16. Phytoremediation With Living Aquatic Plants: Development and Modeling of Experimental Observations
Steve Sternberg
17. Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy: Methodology and Potential for Predicting Trace Elements in Plants
Rafael Font, Mercedes del Río-Celestino and Antonio de Haro-Bailón


18. Using Hydroponic Bioreactors to Assess Phytoremediation Potential for Perchlorate
Valentine Nzengung
19. Using Plant Phylogeny to Predict Plant Detoxification of Triazine Herbicides
Sylvie Marcacci and Jean-Paul Schwitzguébel
20. Exploiting Plant Metabolism for Phytoremediation of Organic Xenobiotics
Peter Schröder
21. Searching for Genes Involved In Metal Tolerance, Uptake and Transport
Piia V.H. Hassinen, Arja I. Tervahauta and Sirpa O. Kärenlampi,
22. Manipulating Soil Metal Availability Using EDTA and Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids
Longhua Wu, Yongming Luo and Jing Song
23. Soils Contaminated With Radionuclides - Some Insights for Phytoextraction of Inorganics
Neil Willey
24. Assessing Plants for Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soils
Nandita Singh and Lena Q Ma


25. Phytoremediation in China -1. Inorganics
Shirong Tang
26. Phytoremediation in China - 2. Organics
Shirong Tang and Cehui Mo,
27. Phytoremediation of As Contaminated Soil in China
Chen Tong-Bin, Liao Xiao-Yong, Huang Ze-Chun, Lei Mei, Li Wen-Xue, Mo Liang-Yu, An Zhi-Zhuang, Wei Chao-Yang, Xiao Xi-Yuan, Xie Hua
28. Phytoremediation in Portugal - Present and Future
Cristina Nabais, Susana C. Gonçalves and Helena Freitas
29. Phytoremediation in Russia
Yelena V. Lyubun and Dmitry N. Tychinin
30. Phytoremediation in India
MNV Prasad,
31. Phytoremediation in New Zealand/Australia
Brett Robinson and Chris

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