Secure CheckoutPersonal information is secured with SSL technology.
Free ShippingFree global shipping
No minimum order.
Gaseous Air Pollutants and Plant Metabolism mainly talks about plants and air pollution. The publication of this book is inspired by a symposium on plants and pollution, which generated great interest among the personnel related to the field. The book begins with a brief background on air pollution and continues with a discussion on different types, effects, and solutions to the pollution. The book also features studies about the gaseous air pollution in North America, China, and Japan. The chapters that follow explore the different effects of pollution on chloroplasts, respiration, biochemistry, plant, and plant cells. The text is a valuable reference to undergraduates or postgraduates of chemistry and its related studies.
I Defining Pollution Problems
1 Air Pollution Problems in Western Europe
2 Air Pollution Problems in some Central European Countries—Czechoslovakia, The German Democratic Republic and Poland
3 Defining Gaseous Pollution Problems in North America
4 Air Pollution Problems and the Research Conducted on the Effects of Gaseous Pollutants on Plants in China
5 Defining Pollution Problems in the Far East—a Case Study of Japanese Air Pollution Problems
II Pollutants and Plant Cells
6 Permeability of Plant Cuticles to Gaseous Air Pollutants
7 Uptake and Distribution of Pollutants in the Plant and Residence Time of Active Species
8 Pollutants and Plant Cells: Effects on Membranes
9 Effects of Various Gaseous Pollutants on Plant Cell Ultrastructure
III Effects on Light Reactions
10 The Role of Stomata in Resistance Mechanisms
11 Photosynthetic Gas Exchange in Leaves Affected by Air Pollutants
12 Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Stromal Reactions
13 Effects of Air Pollutants on Light Reactions in Chloroplasts
14 Effects of SO2 on Light-Modulated Enzyme Reactions
IV Effects on Photophosphorylation and Respiration
15 The Influence of Atmospheric Pollutants and their Cellular Products upon Photophosphorylation and Related Events
16 Phytotoxic Air Pollutants and Oxidative Phosphorylation
17 The Effect of Air Pollutants on Apparent Respiration
V Effects on Metabolite Pools
18 Interactions of Gaseous Pollutants with Carbohydrate Metabolism
19 Air Pollutant Effects on Biochemicals Derived from Metabolism: Organic, Fatty and Amino Acids
20 Biosynthesis and Emission of Hydrogen Sulfide by Higher Plants
21 Modification of Plant Cell Buffering Capacities by Gaseous Air Pollutants
VI Relationship of Biochemical Effects to Environmental Problems
22 Biochemical Diagnostic Tests for the Effect of Air Pollution on Plants
23 Changes in the Nutritional Quality of Crops
24 Relationship of Biochemical Effects of Air Pollutants on Plants to Environmental Problems: Insect and Microbial Interactions
VII Biochemical Mechanisms of Pollutant Tolerance
25 Enzymatic Investigations on Tolerance in Forest Trees
26 Emissions of Volatiles from Plants under Air Pollution Stress
27 Biochemical Aspects of Plant Tolerance to Ozone and Oxyradicals: Superoxide Dismutase
28 Epilogue: A Biochemical Overview
Appendix 1: Latin and Common Names of Plants and Insects Cited in the Text
Appendix 2: Conversion of Air Pollutant Units
List of Participants
- No. of pages:
- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1984
- 19th January 1984
- eBook ISBN:
Elsevier.com visitor survey
We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier.com.
We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit.
If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
Thanks in advance for your time.