Chapter 4. Metal Accumulation in Crops—Human Health Issues

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Abdul R. Memon1,
  2. Yasemin Yildizhan1 and
  3. Eda Kaplan2

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch4

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

Memon, A. R., Yildizhan, Y. and Kaplan, E. (2008) Metal Accumulation in Crops—Human Health Issues, 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.ch4

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 41470 Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey

  2. 2

    Department of Biology, Istanbul University, 34134 Eminou, Istanbul, 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:

  • metal accumulation in crops—human health issues;
  • genetic engineering approaches in bioavailability improvement;
  • promoter compound synthesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Concept of Ionomics and Nutriomics in the Plant Cell

  • The Trace Element Deficiencies in the Developing World

  • Improvement of Trace Metal Content in Plants Through Genetic Engineering

  • Genetic Engineering Approaches to Improve the Bioavailability of Iron and Zinc in Cereals

  • Decreasing the Content of Inhibitors of Trace Element Absorption

  • Increasing the Synthesis of Promoter Compounds

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References