Effect of Heavy Metals in Plants of the Genus Brassica
AbstractSeveral species from the Brassica genus are very important agricultural crops in different parts of the world and are also known to be heavy metal accumulators. There have been a large number of studies regarding the tolerance, uptake and defense mechanism in several of these species, notably Brassica juncea and B. napus, against the stress induced by heavy metals. Numerous studies have also been published about the capacity of these species to be used for phytoremediation purposes but with mixed results. This review will focus on the latest developments in the study of the uptake capacity, oxidative damage and biochemical and physiological tolerance and defense mechanisms to heavy metal toxicity on six economically important species: B. juncea, B. napus, B. oleracea, B. carinata, B. rapa and B. nigra. View Full-Text
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Mourato, M.P.; Moreira, I.N.; Leitão, I.; Pinto, F.R.; Sales, J.R.; Martins, L.L. Effect of Heavy Metals in Plants of the Genus Brassica. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 17975-17998.
Mourato MP, Moreira IN, Leitão I, Pinto FR, Sales JR, Martins LL. Effect of Heavy Metals in Plants of the Genus Brassica. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(8):17975-17998.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mourato, Miguel P.; Moreira, Inês N.; Leitão, Inês; Pinto, Filipa R.; Sales, Joana R.; Martins, Luisa L. 2015. "Effect of Heavy Metals in Plants of the Genus Brassica." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 8: 17975-17998.