Metal and Nutrient Transporters in Abiotic Stress

Metal and Nutrient Transporters in Abiotic Stress

1st Edition - April 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Aryadeep Roychoudhury, Durgesh Kunar Tripathi, Rupesh Deshmukh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179550
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179567

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Metal and Nutrient Transporters in Abiotic Stress focuses on the different forms of environmental stress related to heavy metal, metalloid and nutrient deficiency that have the potential to inflict major damages to crop plants, leading to a massive decrease in crop yield and productivity. The book presents the current state of knowledge of the biochemical and molecular regulation of several classes of membrane transporters related to the uptake of metals/metalloids and nutrient elements during different stresses and their probable mechanisms of operation in plant stress tolerance. Metal and Nutrient Transporters in Abiotic Stress provides a comprehensive discussion that will help in mitigating multiple forms of stresses utilizing transporter proteins. Edited by leading experts and written by a global team of knowledgeable contributors, this book will further stimulate research in the field of transporter proteins and will foster further interests for researchers, academicians and scientists worldwide. It is complimented by its companion book titled Transporters and Plant Osmotic Stress.

Key Features

  • Focuses exclusively on metal and nutrient transporters involved in multiple environmental stresses in plants
  • Explains exploiting transporters in crop improvement programs through transgenic technology against different stresses such as heavy metal, metalloid and nutrient deficiency
  • Serves as an important source of information in the field of abiotic stress


Researchers, academicians and scientists to enhance their knowledge in the field of abiotic stress with respect to transporter proteins in plants

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • 1: Computational tools and approaches for aquaporin (AQP) research
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Aquaporin role in cellular transport
  • 3: Structural dynamics of aquaporins
  • 4: Approaches for aquaporin tertiary structure determination
  • 5: Challenges for protein crystallography of membrane proteins
  • 6: 2D crystallization
  • 7: Web server for predicting the solubility of a protein
  • 8: Computational tools and servers for protein structure determination
  • 9: Computational tools and approaches for aquaporin proteomics
  • 10: Computational tools and approaches for genome-wide identification of aquaporins
  • 11: Computational tools and approaches for transcriptomic studies for aquaporin
  • 12: Conclusion
  • 2: P-type ATPases and their role in metal homeostasis in plants
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Metal homeostasis in plants
  • 3: P-type ATPases
  • 4: Ion transport mechanism of P-type ATPases
  • 5: Classification of P-type ATPases and their role in metal transport
  • 6: P-type ATPases and metal homeostasis in plants
  • 7: Conclusion
  • 3: Role of ABC transporters and other vacuolar transporters during heavy metal stress in plants
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Heavy metals and the environment
  • 3: Mechanisms of metal uptake in plants
  • 4: Mechanisms of plant metal tolerance
  • 5: Heavy metal transporters
  • 6: Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) family
  • 7: ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters
  • 8: Natural resistance associated macrophage protein (NRAMP) transporters
  • 9: Heavy metal transporter CPx-ATPases
  • 10: Heavy-metal transporting ATPase (HMA) transporters
  • 11: Zinc-iron permease (ZIP) proteins
  • 12: Iron-regulated transporter (IRT)
  • 13: Zinc transporters (ZNTs)
  • 14: Copper transporter COPT /CTR family
  • 15: Cation exchangers (CAX) transporters
  • 16: Heavy metal-associated domain (HMAD) isoprenylated plant proteins (HIPPs)
  • 17: Cation diffusion facilitators (CDFs)/metal tolerance proteins (MTPs)
  • 18: Organellar transporters
  • 19: Ion channels and aquaporins
  • 20: Chelators
  • 4: Transporters involved in arsenic uptake, translocation, and efflux in plants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Mechanism of arsenic uptake and efflux in plants
  • 3: Efflux of arsenic into the external environment
  • 4: Transport of arsenic in rice nodes
  • 5: Transport of arsenic into rice grain
  • 6: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • 5: Silicon and selenium transporters in plants under abiotic stresses
  • Abstract
  • Financial support
  • Conflict of interest
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The beneficial role of Si under abiotic stress
  • 3: Beneficial roles of Se under abiotic stresses
  • 4: Si and Se uptake, transport, and accumulation in plants
  • 5: Conclusions
  • 6: Transporters regulating aluminum uptake, accumulation, and toxicity in plants
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Aluminum prevents biotic and abiotic stress
  • 3: Transporters of aluminum in the plasma membrane and vacuolar compartmentalization
  • 4: Aluminum induced transporters which provide tolerance to plants
  • 5: Role of transporters in aluminum tolerance
  • 6: Conclusions
  • 7: Silicon transporters in plants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Protective role of Si in plants under different stress conditions
  • 3: Major transporters of Si
  • 4: Uptake and transportation of Si in plants
  • 5: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • 8: Role of transporters of copper, manganese, zinc, and nickel in plants exposed to heavy metal stress
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Major categories of transport proteins
  • 3: Transporters involved in the transport of specific metals
  • 4: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • 9: Calcium sensing and signaling in plants during metal/metalloid stress
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Decoding of the Ca2 + signature
  • 3: Ca2 + signaling and heavy metal tolerance in plants
  • 4: Conclusion
  • 10: Cobalt and molybdenum transport in plants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Transport and distribution of cobalt and molybdenum in plants
  • 3: Transporters for cobalt and molybdenum
  • 4: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • 11: Metalloid transporters and channels in plants
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Toxic metalloids in soils
  • 3: Transport mechanism of metalloids
  • 4: Role of transporters in metalloid tolerance mechanism of plants
  • 5: Transgenic approach in improving metalloid tolerance in plants
  • 6: Conclusions and future prospects
  • 12: Regulation of boron, iron, and cadmium transporters in maintaining proper balance between their deficiency and excess in plants
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction: Why boron is important for plants
  • 2: Physiological significance of boron
  • 3: Root morphology and physiology affecting boron uptake
  • 4: How the iron becomes available to plants
  • 5: Transport mechanism of iron in plants
  • 6: Cellular storage of iron
  • 7: Role of other factors in regulating iron homeostasis
  • 8: Physiological processes involved in cadmium uptake in plants
  • 9: Conclusions
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: April 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179550
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179567

About the Editors

Aryadeep Roychoudhury

Dr. Aryadeep Roychoudhury is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, India. Dr. Roychoudhury has received his Ph.D. in Science from Jadavpur University, India. During this period, he worked in the field of plant molecular biology and biotechnology in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in rice at Bose Institute, Kolkata. Currently, he is working with the different forms of environmental stresses like salinity, drought and heavy metals in plants as well as characterization of several indigenous aromatic rice varieties. He has published several research papers in international and national journals and book chapters with reputed publishers. He is also supervising Ph.D. students at his Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, India

Durgesh Kunar Tripathi

Dr. Durgesh Kumar Tripathi is currently working as a Scientific Officer in Centre for Medical Diagnostic and Research, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India. He is the recipient of ‘Dr DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship’ of the UGC, New Delhi. Dr. Tripathi has received his D.Phil. in Science from University of Allahabad, India. During this period, Dr. Tripathi worked extensively on phytolith analysis, crop stress physiology, agro-nanotehnology and molecular biology. He has expertise on laser spectroscopy. His research interests encompass stress tolerance mechanisms in plants. Presently, he is working with nano-materials and their interactions with plants to find out their detoxification mechanisms. He has published more than 65 research papers and review articles having the world repute and several book chapters. He has also edited four books for Elsevier, Wiley, CRC-Press and NOVA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Amity Institute of Organic Agriculture, Amity University, India

Rupesh Deshmukh

Affiliations and Expertise

University Laval, Quebec, Canada and Ramaligaswami Fellow, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, India

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