journal6 ›› 2009, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (2): 85-89.

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Research Advances on Phytochelatins Functions


  1. (School of Biological Science and Bioengineering,South China University of Technology,Guangzhou 510006,China)
  • Online:2009-03-25 Published:2012-04-25

Abstract: Phytochelatins(PC),derived from glutathione,is a kind of posttranslationally synthesized peptides.It plays a pivotal role in heavy metal ions detoxication by chelating heavy metal ions in living bodies and is the major detoxication substance of cadmium tolerance.So,increasing content of PC is one of important methods to resolve pollution problem induced by heavy metal.In order to provide a scientific approach for phytoremediation to heave metal pollution,this article reviews the structure,synthesis,detoxication function and orther functions of PC,and prospects the further research of PC.

Key words: phytochelatins(PC), detoxication function, phytoremediation

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