Superfund Research Program
Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Accumulation in Plants
Project Leader: Julian I. Schroeder
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2000-2017
- 260 - Identifying Mechanisms for Regulating Gas Exchange in Plants -- Schroeder
Release Date: 08/03/2016
Superfund Research Program (SRP) researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are identifying important mechanisms that plants use to respond to changes in the environment. They recently discovered molecular mechanisms that enhance the activity of proteins essential to closing stomata, or pores found on the surface of leaves, in response to environmental stressors.
- 192 - Discovery of the Key to Metal Accumulation in Plants -- Schroeder
Release Date: 12/01/2010
Plants that take up hazardous metals can help clean up polluted soils, but they also can become a route of human exposure when edible crops take up pollutants. Researchers are deciphering how plants take up metals in order to better control the process.
- 110 - Resistance to Heavy Metals - a Possible Tool for Phytoremediation -- Schroeder
Release Date: 02/06/2004