Chapter 28. Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Elements Pollution in Soil

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Munir Ozturk1,
  2. Ersin Yucel2,
  3. Salih Gucel3,
  4. Serdal Sakçali4 and
  5. Ahmet Aksoy5

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch28

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Ozturk, M., Yucel, E., Gucel, S., Sakçali, S. and Aksoy, A. (2008) Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Elements Pollution in Soil, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. 1

    Botany Department, Science Faculty, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

  2. 2

    Biology Department, Science Faculty, Anadoulu University, 26470 Eskisehir, Turkey

  3. 3

    Centre for Environmental Studies, Near East University, Nicosia, 33010 North Cyprus

  4. 4

    Biology Department, Faculty of Science & Arts, Fatih University, 34500 Hadimkoy, Istanbul, Turkey

  5. 5

    Biology Department, Faculty of Science & Arts, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • plants as trace element biomonitors;
  • plant cover - ore outcrops and trace-element-rich spoil heaps;
  • phytoremediation technology in soil toxic element removal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Soils and Trace Elements

  • Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Elements

  • Conclusions

  • References