publication . Article . 2015

Mechanisms of stress avoidance and tolerance by plants used in phytoremediation of heavy metals

Anna Gnida; Anna Małachowska Jutsz;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: Archives of Environmental Protection, volume 41, pages 104-114 (eissn: 2083-4810, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Heavy metal pollution of soil is a significant environmental problem and has a negative impact on human health and agriculture. Phytoremediation can be an alternative environmental treatment technology, using the natural ability of plants to take up and accumulate pollutants or transform them. Proper development of plants in contaminated areas (e.g. heavy metals) requires them to generate the appropriate protective mechanisms against the toxic effects of these pollutants. This paper presents an overview of the physiological mechanisms of stress avoidance and tolerance by plants used in phytoremediation of heavy metals.</j...
Subjects
free text keywords: soil, stress tolerance, Environmental protection, TD169-171.8, Chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Phytoremediation, Heavy metals, Environmental chemistry, Stress avoidance
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