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Handbook of Bioremediation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128193822

Handbook of Bioremediation

1st Edition

Physiological, Molecular and Biotechnological Interventions

Editors: Mirza Hasanuzzaman Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Paperback ISBN: 9780128193822
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th October 2020
Page Count: 764
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Handbook of Bioremediation: Physiological, Molecular and Biotechnological Interventions discusses the mechanisms of responding to inorganic and organic pollutants in the environment using different approaches of phytoremediation and bioremediation. Part One focuses specifically on inorganic pollutants and the use of techniques such as metallothionein-assisted remediation, phytoextraction and genetic manipulation. Part Two covers organic pollutants and consider topics such as plant enzymes, antioxidant defense systems and the remediation mechanisms of different plant species.  This comprehensive volume is a must-read for researchers interested in plant science, agriculture, soil science and environmental science.

The techniques covered in this book will ensure scientists have the knowledge to practice effective bioremediation techniques themselves.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the latest advances in bioremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants
  • Discusses a range of different phytoremediation techniques
  • Evaluates the role of genomics and bioinformatics within bioremediation


Researchers and students interested in plant science, agriculture, soil science and environmental science

Table of Contents

1. Concept and types of bioremediation

2. The use of industrial and food crops for the rehabilitation of areas contaminated with metal(loid)s: Physiological and molecular mechanisms of tolerance

3. Mechanistic overview of metal tolerance in edible plants: A physiological and molecular perspective

4. Phytoextraction of heavy metals by weeds: Physiological and molecular intervention

5. Phytomanagement of As-contaminated matrix: Physiological and molecular B asses

6. Metallothionein-assisted phytoremediation of inorganic pollutants

7. Phytochelatins and their relationship with modulation of cadmium tolerance in plants

8. Role of glutathione in enhancing metal hyperaccumulation in plants

9. Thiol-dependent metal hyperaccumulation and tolerance in plants

10. Role of redox system in enhancement of phytoremediation capacity in plants

11. Role of reactive nitrogen species in enhancing metal/metalloid tolerance in plants: A basis of phytoremediation

12. The antioxidant defense system and bioremediation

13. Interplay between selenium and mineral elements to improve plant growth and development

14. Physiological basis of arsenic accumulation in aquatic plants

15. Alteration of plant physiology by the application of biochar for remediation of metals

16. Plant-microbe interaction: Relevance for phytoremediation of heavy metals

17. Molecular and cellular changes of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-plant interaction in cadmium contamination

18. Potential use of efficient resistant plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in biofertilization and phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil

19. Ecological and physiological features of metal accumulation of halophytic plants on the White Sea coast

20. Role of secondary metabolites in salt and heavy metal stress mitigation by halophytic plants: An overview

21. Genetics of metal hyperaccumulation in plants

22. Gene regulation in halophytes in conferring salt tolerance

23. Recent advances toward exploiting medicinal plants as phytoremediators

24. Can plants be considered as phytoremediators for desalination of saline wastewater: A comprehensive review

25. Genomics in understanding bioremediation of inorganic pollutants

26. Genetic engineering of plants to tolerate toxic metals and metalloids

27. Metal-binding proteins and peptides in bioremediation and phytoremediation of heavy metals

28. Physiological and molecular basis of bioremediation of micropollutants

29. Plant enzymes in metabolism of organic pollutants

30. Alteration of plant physiology by the application of biochar for remediation of organic pollutants

31. Role of reactive nitrogen species in mitigating organic pollutant–induced plant damages

32. Antioxidant defense systems in bioremediation of organic pollutants

33. Role of glutathione in enhancing plant tolerance to organic pollutants

34. Physiological and molecular basis for remediation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons

35. Physiological and molecular basis for remediation of pesticides

36. Environmental concerns associated with explosives (HMX, TNT, and RDX), heavy metals and metal(loid)s from shooting range soils: Prevailing issues, leading management practices, and future perspectives

37. Physiological and molecular basis of plants tolerance to linear halogenated hydrocarbons

38. Molecular basis of plant-microbe interaction in remediating organic pollutants

39. Microbial degradation of organic pollutants using indigenous bacterial strains

40. Molecular basis of plant-microbe interaction in remediating pesticides

41. Molecular and cellular changes of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-plant interaction in pesticide contamination

42. Biodegradation of explosives by transgenic plants

43. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Characteristics, toxicity, phytoremediation, and use of transgenic plants for PCBs degradation

44. Remediation of organic pollutants by Brassica species

45. Bioremediation of organic contaminants based on biowaste composting practices

46. Bioremediation of organic dyes using plants


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About the Editors

Mirza Hasanuzzaman

Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka. He is a specialist in agronomy, plant stress responses, and crop physiology. His current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance (salinity, drought, flood, and heavy metals/metalloids). Dr. Hasanuzzaman has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited six books and written 30 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress tolerance, and crop production.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad is an emeritus professor in the School of Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He also taught at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has made significant contributions to the field of plant-metal interactions, bioremediation, and bioeconomy. He has also published over 210 research articles in peer-reviewed journals with Google Scholar h-index of 61. He is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several books by leading international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India

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