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Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality

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Attention for Chapter 12: Cadmium-Accumulating Plants
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (61st percentile)

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Chapter title
Cadmium-Accumulating Plants
Chapter number 12
Book title
Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality
Published in
Metal ions in life sciences, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5179-8_12
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-075178-1, 978-9-40-075179-8

Hendrik Küpper, Barbara Leitenmaier


Plants are categorized in three groups concerning their uptake of heavy metals: indicator, excluder, and hyperaccumulator plants, which we explain in this chapter, the former two groups briefly and the hyperaccumulators in detail. The ecological role of hyperaccumulation, for example, the prevention of herbivore attacks and a possible substitution of Zn by Cd in an essential enzyme, is discussed. As the mechanisms of cadmium hyperaccumulation are a very interesting and challenging topic and many aspects are studied worldwide, we provide a broad overview over compartmentation strategies, expression and function of metal transporting proteins and the role of ligands for uptake, transport, and storage of cadmium. Hyperaccumulators are not without reason a topic of great interest, they can be used biotechnologically for two main purposes which we discuss here for Cd: phytoremediation, dealing with the cleaning of anthropogenically contaminated soils as well as phytomining, i.e., the use of plants for commercial metal extraction. Finally, the outlook deals with topics for future research in the fields of biochemistry/biophysics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. We discuss which knowledge is still missing to fully understand Cd hyperaccumulation by plants and to use that phenomenon even more successfully for both environmental and economical purposes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 35%
Environmental Science 5 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 13%
Chemistry 2 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 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 06 May 2020.
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