Special Issue "New Insight into Cadmium Phytoremediation – Volume II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 98

Special Issue Editor

Prefectural Agricultural Experiment Station Dept of Crop Research, Akita 010-1231, Japan
Interests: rice breeding; plant nutrition; plant molecular biology; heavy metal; transporters
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic heavy metal that is mainly consumed when a person eats agricultural products produced in a Cd-contaminated field, and its accumulation in the human body can cause severe health issues. Cd pollution in agricultural fields is an extensive problem all over the world and must be resolved as soon as possible in order to ensure the stable production of agricultural products and food safety.

Phytoremediation, being low-cost and easy to perform on a large scale, is one of the most effective methods for purifying the soil of Cd. In general, the amount of Cd taken from the soil by phytoremediation depends on the biomass and Cd concentration in the aerial parts of the plants. Cd absorption from the soil to the plant roots and translocation within the plant occurs mainly via heavy metal transporters. However, the mechanisms of Cd accumulation in the aerial parts are not well understood in many plant species.

We are now re-opening the Special Issue, “New Insight into Cadmium Phytoremediation” as Volume II. We welcome research articles on both Cd phytoremediation and the materials that can be used for it in the future, as well as candidate plant species that accumulate considerable amounts of Cd and genetic resources related to Cd absorption and/or translocation.

Dr. Ryuichi Takahashi
Guest Editor

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  • cadmium
  • Cd accumulating plants
  • Cd tolerance
  • environment
  • heavy metal transporter
  • mechanisms of Cd accumulation
  • mechanisms of Cd translocation
  • phytoremediation

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