Section I: bioavailability -- Section II: biogeochemistry -- Section III: Biotechnology -- Section IV: bioremediation -- Section V: risk assessment -- Subject index -- Biodiversity index. "Addressing worldwide regulatory, scientific, and environmental issues, Trace Elements in the Environment explores the biotechnological aspects of metal-binding proteins and peptides and phytoremediation strategies using trees, grasses, crop plants, aquatics, and risks to ecological and human health. Discussing trace elements in the holistic environment, this book covers advances is state-of-the-art analytical techniques, molecular biotechnology, and contemporary biotechnology that enhances knowledge of the behavior of trace elements in the biogeosphere and at the cellular and molecular levels. Containing more than 150 illustrations, tables, photographs, and equations, the book's coverage spans the entire body of knowledge available about how and why plants interact with metals and other trace elements."--BOOK JACKET.