Enhanced Tolerance to Heavy Metals

Mohammad Yusuf, Shamsul Hayat, Qazi Fariduddin, Aqil Ahmad

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The studies discussed here include the effect of brassinosteroids (BRs) on seed germination, growth, and development, yield characteristics, nitrogen metabolism, including nitrate reductase activity, chlorophyll content, photosynthesis and antioxidant system of plants grown under different levels of heavy metals. This chapter is expected to provide an easy access to the pivotal role of BRs on heavy metal detoxification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrassinosteroids
Subtitle of host publicationPractical Applications in Agriculture and Human Health
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781608056545
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 24-epibrassinolide (EBL)
  • 28-homobrassinolide (HBL)
  • Heavy
  • Heavy metal detoxification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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