Plants and their Interaction to Environmental Pollution

Plants and their Interaction to Environmental Pollution

Damage Detection, Adaptation, Tolerance, Physiological and Molecular Responses

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Azamal Husen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999786

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Description

Plants and their Interaction to Environmental Pollution:  Damage Detection, Adaptation, Tolerance, Physiological and Molecular Responses presents novel strategies that optimize the production of medicinal plants in the vicinity of contaminated sites and those impacted by environmental pollution. The book discusses the latest trends and response of medicinal plants tolerance and adaptation to environmental pollution and presents opportunities and future challenges in medicinal plants omics studies. As exposure to environmental pollution can induce acute or chronic injury based on the pollutant concentration, exposure duration, season and species, this book is an ideal resource. Medicinal plants and their parts contain chemically active constituents and create a physiological response when used in the treatment of various ailments. Environmental pollution is one of the most serious global challenges, and in the case of medicinal plants can result in toxic impurities accumulating and affecting their medicinal properties and the people who use them.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on medicinal plants and their interaction with environmental pollution in terms of damage detection, repair, acclimation, tolerance, adaptation, physiological and molecular responses
  • Offers an examination of secondary metabolites, phytochemicals and/or bioactive compounds (used for herbal drug preparation) associated with medicinal plants growing in the vicinity of contamination and pollution
  • Explores future opportunities and challenges in medicinal plant omics studies

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in environmental pollution and environmental health; Researchers and graduate students in plant science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Medicinal plants and their unexpected response to environmental pollution: An overview
    2. Air pollution and medicinal plants: Damage detection, repair, acclimation and adaptation responses
    3. Medicinal plant response to UV-B radiation
    4. Radioisotopes/radiation and their impact on medicinal plants
    5. Effect of cell phone radiation on medicinal plants growth, active constituents and production
    6. Medicinal plants growth and production under elevated CO2
    7. Medicinal plants response to elevated ozone
    8. Effect of SO2/acid deposition on medicinal plants growth, active constituents and production
    9. Effect of heavy metal pollution on medicinal plants
    10. Effect of toxic/essential metals on medicinal plants
    11. Nutrient pollution and medicinal plants: Damage detection, repair, acclimation and adaptation responses
    12. Effect of industrial waste on medicinal plants growth, active constituents and production
    13. Effect of vehicular pollution on medicinal plants growth, active constituents and production
    14. Water pollution and medicinal plants: Damage detection, repair, acclimation and adaptation responses
    15. Medicinal plant response to coal-smoke pollution
    16. Effect of fly ash on medicinal plants growth, active constituents and production
    17. Engineered nanoparticles and their impact on medicinal plants
    18. Pesticide toxicity and their impact on medicinal plants
    19. Phytoremediation response of medicinal plants: Challenges and opportunities
    20. Impact of environmental pollution in medicinal plants secondary metabolites production
    21. In vitro culture of medicinal plant for higher secondary metabolites under various environmental pollution
    22. Biotechnological studies of medicinal plants to enhance secondary metabolites under various environmental pollution
    23. Genome editing strategy in medicinal plants for adverse environmental pollution: Challenges and opportunities
    24. Understanding the proteomics research of medicinal plants for adverse environmental pollution: Challenges and opportunities
    25. Understanding the metabolomics research of medicinal plants for adverse environmental pollution: Challenges and opportunities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999786

About the Editor

Azamal Husen

Prof. Azamal Husen (MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, where he has also worked as the Coordinator of MSc Program and the Head of the Department of Biology. He was also a Visiting Faculty of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. Husen specializes in (i) physiological, biochemical and molecular strategies adopted by plants for their sustenance under often-challenging environments, (ii) plant response to nanomaterials, (iii) nanomaterials and their applications in cutting-edge areas, and (iv) clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, namely the World Bank, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), etc. In brief, he has produced over 100 research papers, review articles, book chapters, edited books, some conference papers, and over a dozen of manuals and monographs. A member of five scientific organizations, Husen has received four fellowships from India and a recognition award from University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for excellent teaching, research, and community service. An active organizer of seminars/conferences and an efficient evaluator of various international research projects and book proposals as he is, Husen has been on the editorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed international journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Plant Physiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia

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