Effect of Heavy Metals on Ecosystems

Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems in the sphere of ecology. Rapid industrialization, discovery and development of new oil fields, modern agricultural practices, and other types of anthropogenic activities contribute substantial amounts of toxic heavy metals to the environment. Heavy metals are some of the prominent substances that pollute soil, water and air. Pollution by heavy metals is constantly rising, producing serious toxic effect on all forms of living organisms, and altering properties of soil and its biological activity. Excessive accumulation of heavy metals in plant products can have serious adverse effect on the quality and safety of food. Consumption of such products poses a potential risk to global food security and healthy lifestyle. This article examines the effect of heavy metals on plants and their enzymatic and metabolic processes, which ultimately leads to a decrease in overall productivity of plants. © 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

Авторы
Tumanyan A.F. 1, 2 , Seliverstova A.P.2 , Zaitseva N.A.2
Редакторы
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Издательство
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Номер выпуска
3
Язык
Английский
Страницы
390-394
Статус
Опубликовано
Подразделение
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Номер
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Том
56
Год
2020
Организации
  • 1 Russian People’s Friendship University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2 Caspian Sea Region Agricultural Federal Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
ecology; environment; heavy metals; plants; pollution; productivity
Дата создания
02.11.2020
Дата изменения
02.11.2020
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/64558/