Soil Heavy Metals / Edition 1

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Human activities have dramatically changed the composition and organization of soils. Industrial and urban wastes, agricultural application and also mining activities resulted in an increased concentration of heavy metals in soils. How plants and soil microorganisms cope with this situation and the sophisticated techniques developed for survival in contaminated soils is discussed in this volume.

The topics presented include: the general role of heavy metals in biological soil systems; the relation of inorganic and organic pollutions; heavy metal, salt tolerance and combined effects with salinity; effects on abuscular mycorrhizal and on saprophytic soil fungi; heavy metal resistance by streptomycetes; trace element determination of environmental samples; the use of microbiological communities as indicators; phytostabilization of lead polluted sites by native plants; effects of soil earthworms on removal of heavy metals and the remediation of heavy metal contaminated tropical land.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642024351
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Soil Biology Series, #19
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Soil: The Living Matrix Helwig Hohl Ajit Varma 1

2 Definition of “Heavy Metals” and Their Role in Biological Systems Klaus-J. Appenroth 19

3 Soil Microbial Diversity in Relation to Heavy Metals Shwet Kamal Ram Prasad Ajit Varma 31

4 Uptake and Effect of Heavy Metals on the Plant Detoxification Cascade in the Presence and Absence of Organic Pollutants Lyudmila Lyubenova Peter Schröder 65

5 Arbuscular Mycorrhiza, Heavy Metal, and Salt Tolerance Hermann Bothe Marjana Regvar Katarzyna Turnau 87

6 Quantitative Analyses of Trace Elements in Environmental Samples: Options and (Im)possibilities Katarina Vogel-Mikuš Peter Kump Marijan Nečemer Primož Pelicon Iztok Arčon Paula Pongrac Bogdan Povh Marjana Regvar 113

7 At the Crossroads of Metal Hyperaccumulation and Glucosinolates: Is There Anything Out There? Paula Pongrac Roser Tolrà Katarina Vogel-Mikuš Charlotte Poschenrieder Juan Barceló Marjana Regvar 139

8 Plants Under Heavy Metal Stress in Saline Environments Valentina Kholodova Kirill Volkov Vladimir Kuznetsov 163

9 Utilizing Microbial Community Structure and Function to Evaluate the Health of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils M. Belén Hinojosa Roberto García-Ruiz José A. Carreira 185

10 Streptomycete Heavy Metal Resistance: Extracellular and Intracellular Mechanisms Erika Kothe Christian Dimkpa Götz Haferburg André Schmidt Astrid Schmidt Eileen Schütze 225

11 Effects of Heavy Metals on Soil Enzyme Activities Ayten Karaca Sema Camci Cetin Oguz Can Turgay Ridvan Kizilkaya 237

12 Effect of Heavy Metals on Saprotrophic Soil Fungi Petr Baldrian 263

13 Copper-Containing Oxidases: Occurrence in Soil Microorganisms, Properties, and Applications Harald Claus 281

14 Biomethylation of Heavy Metals in Soil and Terrestrial Invertebrates Burkhard Knopf Helmut König 315

15 Phytostabilization of Lead-Polluted Sites by Native Plants Andrea Zanuzzi Angel Faz Cano 329

16 Impact of Heavy Metals on Sugarcane D.V. Yadav Radha Jain R.K. Rai 339

17 Effects of Earthworms on the Availability and Removal of Heavy Metals in Soil Ayten Karaca Ridvan Kizilkaya Oguz Can Turgay Sema Camci Cetin 369

18 Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils T.J. Purakayastha P.K. Chhonkar 389

19 Remediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Tropical Land Preeti Saxena Neelam Misra 431

Index 479

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