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Main Title Biomanagement of Metal-Contaminated Soils [electronic resource] /
Author Khan, Mohammad Saghir.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Place Published Dordrecht
Year Published 2011
Subject Added Ent Environmental sciences.; Microbiology.; Agriculture.; Environmental management.; Environmental Medicine.; Biotechnology.; Sustainable development.
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Collation XVIII, 518 p. online resource.
Contents Notes From the contents: Heavy-Metal Pollution: Source, Impact and Remedies -- Metal-Plant Interactions: Toxicity and Tolerance.-Bioremediation: New Approaches and Trends -- Legume-Rhizobium Symbioses as a Tool for Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils -- Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils -- Research Advances in Bioremediation of Soils and Groundwater Using Plant-Based Systems: A Case for Enlarging and Updating Information and Knowledge in Environmental Pollution Management in Developing Countries -- The Bacterial Flora of the Nickel-hyperaccumulator Plant Alyssum bertolonii -- Use of Biosurfactants in the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Soils.-Mechanism of Metal Tolerance and Detoxification in Mycorrhizal Fungi -- Metal Signaling in Plants: New Possibilities for Crop Management under Cadmium Contaminated Soils (...) -- Index. . Heavy-metal contamination is one of the world's major environmental problems, posing significant risks to agro-ecosystems. However, conventional technologies for metal-contaminated soil remediation have often been expensive and disruptive. This book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the natural, sustainable alternatives that use a wide range of biological materials in the removal/detoxification of heavy metals, consequently leading to the improvement of crops in these soils. Novel, environmentally friendly and inexpensive solutions are presented based on a sound understanding of metal contamination and the roles of plants and microbes in the management of these toxic soils. Written by more than forty worldwide experts drawing on their wealth of experience in this field, the book provides not only the necessary scientific background but also addresses the challenging questions that require special attention in order to better understand metal toxicity in soils and its management through bioremediation. This book will be of interest to a wide range of students/researchers/practitioners specializing in the areas of environmental microbiology, soil pollution, sustainable development, crop science, soil biology, and related disciplines. It will be especially useful to anyone engaged in identifying metal-contamination problems and trying to solve them through the application of natural and inexpensive biological materials.
Author Added Ent
Zaidi, Almas.;
Goel, Reeta.;
Musarrat, Javed.
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Environmental Pollution, 20
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2011
Series Title Untraced Environmental Pollution, 20
BIB Level m
Medium computer
ISBN 9789400719149
OCLC Time Stamp 20131027111010
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 04323nam a22005775i 45