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Biochemical Responses in Aquatic Plants as Markers of Environmental Contamination

Pirjo Lindström-Seppä, Katalin Urban, Ulla Honkalampi- Hämäläinen and Sashwati Roy

This short review gives several examples of the current status of xenobiotic biotransformation reactions and oxidative stress responses in plants as biomarkers of organic pollution in aquatic environments. Based on previous basic knowledge, several biomonitoring programmes have been successfully applied during the last decade.