This book describes the physiological and anatomical principles and the chemical and physical factors that determine uptake, translocation, accumulation, loss, and metabolism of anthropogenic chemicals in plants. Expert authors in the fields of biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental physics, and biochemistry provide recently developed methods and models for estimation of the behavior of environmental chemicals in the soil-plant-air system-information that is essential in the hazard assessment of new and existing chemicals.
Table of Contents
Introduction, S. Trapp and J.C. Mc Farlane.
Part One: Physiological
Anatomy and Physiology of Plant Conductive Systems, J.C. Mc Farlane.
Part Two: Chemical
Principles Governing Uptake and Transport of Chemicals, R.H. Bromilow and K. Chamberlain.
Metabolic Processes for Organic Chemicals in Plants, D. Komoba, C. Langebartels, and H. Sandermann, Jr.
Part Three: Modeling
Model for Uptake of Xenobiotics into Plants, S. Trapp.
Partitioning and Transport of Organic Chemicals between the Atmospheric Environment and Leaves, M. Riederer.
Interpreting Chemical Partitioning in Soil-Plant-Air Systems with a Fugacity Model, S. Paterson and D. Mackay.
Dynamics of Leaching, Uptake, and Translocation: The Simulation Model Network Atmosphere-Plant-Soil (SNAPS), M. Matthies and H. Behrendt.