Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501



Exogenous Mineral Regulation Under Heavy Metal Stress: Advances and Prospects

Vaishali Yadav, Namira Arif, Shweta Singh, Prabhat Kumar Srivastava, Shivesh Sharma, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, NK Dubey and Devendra Kumar Chauhan

Heavy metals (HMs) contaminate the soil through various natural and anthropogenic resources and are transported to the plant systems. These heavy metals are translocated within the plant system by the apoplast and symplast through various transporters such as HMAs, ZIP, ABC. HMs disturb plant metabolism, cause oxidative stress and nutrient dearth. Many researchers have applied exogenous minerals to alleviate these negative impacts caused by HMs. Minerals mitigate the HMAs induced negative impacts by the enhancement of biochemical reactions and physiological processes in plants. In the present article the role of exogenous mineral regulation under heavy metal toxicity is being discussed.