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How plants cope with heavy metals

Overview of attention for article published in Botanical Studies, March 2014
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (60th percentile)

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How plants cope with heavy metals
Published in
Botanical Studies, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1999-3110-55-35
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Katrin Viehweger


Heavy metals are naturally occurring in the earth's crust but anthropogenic and industrial activities have led to drastic environmental pollutions in distinct areas. Plants are able to colonize such sites due to several mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance. Understanding of these pathways enables different fruitful approaches like phytoremediation and biofortification.Therefore, this review addresses mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance and toxicity in plants possessing a sophisticated network for maintenance of metal homeostasis. Key elements of this are chelation and sequestration which result either in removal of toxic metal from sensitive sites or conduct essential metal to their specific cellular destination. This implies shared pathways which can result in toxic symptoms especially in an excess of metal. These overlaps go on with signal transduction pathways induced by heavy metals which include common elements of other signal cascades. Nevertheless, there are specific reactions some of them will be discussed with special focus on the cellular level.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 3 <1%
Russia 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Zimbabwe 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 341 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 85 24%
Student > Master 60 17%
Researcher 52 15%
Student > Bachelor 36 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 8%
Other 50 14%
Unknown 45 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 143 40%
Environmental Science 65 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 10%
Chemistry 18 5%
Engineering 9 3%
Other 25 7%
Unknown 59 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2014.
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