Physiology and biochemistry of aluminum toxicity and tolerance in crops

Anjali Aggarwal, Bunichi Ezaki, Ashok Munjal, Bhumi Nath Tripathi


    14 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Achieving sustainable food production to feed the increasing population of the problematic lands of the world is an enormous challenge. Aluminum (Al) toxicity in the acid soil is a major worldwide problem. Liming and nutrient management technologies are worthless due to high lime requirement, and the effect of liming does not persist for long. Besides this, conventional breeding is useful to manage Al toxicity as some plants have evolved mechanisms to cope with Al toxicity in acid soil. Therefore, understanding of Al tolerance mechanisms is prime necessity for improving Al tolerance in crops. Al resistance mechanisms include mainly Al avoidance (Al exclusion) and/or Al tolerance (detoxification of Al inside the cell) mechanisms. In this chapter, we summarize Al behavior in plant root cell. We include recent findings of Al resistance mechanisms and Al-resistant genes which can be useful to produce cultivars adapted to acid soils.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルStress Responses in Plants
    ホスト出版物のサブタイトルMechanisms of Toxicity and Tolerance
    出版社Springer International Publishing
    出版ステータスPublished - 1月 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 農業および生物科学(全般)
    • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
    • 医学(全般)
    • 薬理学、毒性学および薬学(全般)


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