Nitrate in Leafy Vegetables: Toxicity and Safety Measures, 1/e
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Nitrate in Leafy Vegetables: Toxicity and Safety Measures, 1/e

Editor : Shahid Umar , Naser A. Anjum & Nafees A. Khan
© Year : 2013
ISBN : 9789382332213
Pages : 222
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.70   kg
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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The present book represents the first comprehensive compilation of the latest science of the dietary nitrate sources, potential human health effects and sustainable remedial strategies. This book provides practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of the evidence to help the reader understand the basics, treatments, and preventive strategies that are involved in the understanding all about nitrate in plants and humans. The overarching goal of the scholarly chapters contributed by worlds’ recognized subject-authorities is to provide fully referenced information to plant scientists and health professionals; so that they may have a balanced perspective on the known and potential excess nitrate consumption, and also on the value of various preventive and treatment options that are available as well as will be in the foreseeable future.

  • Compiled in 8 chapters, the book provides knowledge nitrate-led human and environmental health consequences and sustainable solutions.
  • Provides data-driven resources in understanding all about nitrate in the soil, plants and humans.
  • The chapters give an insight in to preventive and treatment options that are available today and will be available in the future.
  • The chapters have been contributed by 24 eminent researchers and academicians from around the globe.
  • Colour microphotographs have been included at the appropriate places in the book.

  • Contribution of Leafy Vegetables to Dietary Nitrate Intake and Regulations
  • Nitrate and Edible Plants in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey: An Overview
  • Pathophysiology of Nitrate Toxicity in Human and its Mitigation Measures
  • Nitrate Content in the Edible Parts of Vegetables: Origin, Safety, Toxicity Limits and the Prevalence of Cancer in Iran
  • Studying Nitrate Accumulation in Spinach and Cabbage Under Organic Conditions
  • Use of Organic Fertilizers for Crop Nutrition: Impact on Environmental and Threats to Human Health
  • Nitrate Management Approaches in Leafy Vegetables
  • Crop, Soil, and Nitrogen Fertilization Management Strategies to Reduce Nitrate Accumulation in Plants
  • Index.

Shahid Umar :- SHAHID UMAR is Associate Professor at Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Umar obtained Masters and Ph.D. in Botany from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has research experience of 24 years including his incredible 10-years service as ‘Plant Physiologist’ at the Potash Research Institute of India, Gurgaon, India in the fields of ‘Plant nutrition and abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants’ including alleviation of nitrate toxicity in leafy vegetables, heavy metal toxicity, osmotic stress, nitrogen- and potassium-use-efficiency in selected field crops. Dr. Umar is a devoted researcher and has supervised theses for Ph.D. He has to his credit more than 100 significant research papers and 7 books published by reputed publishers. Dr. Umar is a regular reviewer of research manuscripts and is on the panel of editorial boards of journals of national and international repute, and is also a member of important national and international scientific societies. He has been awarded IPI-FAI, International Award (2003) instituted by International Potash Institute (IPI), Switzerland.


Nafees A. Khan :- is Professor of Plant Physiology in the department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Prof. Khan obtained his Ph.D. in 1988 and D.Sc. degree in 2006 at Aligarh Muslim University, India in Botany (Plant Physiology). He has about 22 years of teaching and research experience. He has contributed more than 100 research articles to scientific journals of national and international repute. Prof. Khan teaches courses on Plant Physiology and Environmental Botany at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional and Environmental Botany.

Naser A. Anjum :- NASER A. ANJUM is Post-Doctoral Scientist at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. Dr. Anjum obtained Ph.D. in Botany from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Anjum’s research works are concerned with Molecular Plant Stress Physiology emphasizing the significance of plant mineral nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance. He has to his credit significant number of research publications. Dr. Anjum has also worked as Fellow and Associate of the University Grants Commission and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India and Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center (ABRC), Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Earlier, he was awarded the DS Kothari-Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The research of Dr. Anjum has been recognized internationally, and his name has been included in the 2009 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, USA.

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