Special Issue "Potential Hazardous Elements Accumulation in Plants"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Physiology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 160

Special Issue Editors

Department of Plant Biology, ‘Environmental Analytical Chemistry’ Group, University of Sevilla, Av. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: plant response to abiotic stress; plant resistance/tolerance to heavy metals; phytoremediation; plant-soil relationships
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Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF), Research Center, Associated Laboratory TERRA, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: phytoremediation of contaminated sites; potential hazardous elements in soil/plant systems; in situ remediation low cost techniques for mine wastes/degraded soils recovery by using Technosols and tolerant plants (spontaneous and non-accumulator edible plants)
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Dr. Paula Madejón
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Institute for Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Sevilla, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Interests: soil science; soil fertility; environmental science; phytoremediation of contaminated sites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit short communications, research, or review articles to the Special Issue entitled “Potential hazardous elements accumulation in plants”

Contamination of soil, water and air is a serious problem all over the words. Organic and inorganic pollutants are detrimental to animals, plants and human health after long-term exposure. With increasing anthropic activities potentially toxic elements can reach a level that can affect not only plant growth and survival, but also the ecosystems. Plants possess different strategies to cope with high levels of pollutants. To achieve a comprehensive environmental risk assessment and promote the development of a vegetation cover in degraded and contaminated environments, advancing knowledge of the potentially toxic elements accumulation in plants, as well as the mechanism to cope with contamination is necessary.

Prof. Dr. Sabina Rossini Oliva
Prof. Dr. Maria Manuela Abreu
Dr. Paula Madejón
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metals
  • toxicity
  • tolerance
  • abiotic
  • human health

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