Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, Tofazzal Islam
January 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 584 Pages - 56 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815346425 - CAT# K345347
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Plants are frequently exposed to unfavorable and adverse environmental conditions known as abiotic stressors. These factors can include salinity, drought, heat, cold, flooding, heavy metals, and UV radiation which pose serious threats to the sustainability of crop yields. Since abiotic stresses are major constraints for crop production, finding the approaches to enhance stress tolerance is crucial to increase crop production and increase food security. This book discusses approaches to enhance abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants on a global scale. Plants scientists and breeders will learn how to further mitigate plant responses and develop new crop varieties for the changing climate.
Abiotic Stress. Impacts of Climate Change on Global Crop Production. Climate Change and Implications on Agriculture and Horticulture. Abiotic Stresses-Induced Physiological Alteration in Crop Plants. Plant Responses and Tolerance – Salt Stress. Drought Stress. Cold Stress. High Temperature Stress. Heavy Metal Toxicity and its Mitigation. Effect of Hydrocarbon Pollution in Soil on Plant Growth. Plant Responses to Elevated Ozone. Abiotic Stress-Mediated Oxidative Damage in Plants. Approaches to Enhance Antioxidant Defense in Plants. Plant Molecular Mechanisms in Response to Oxidative Stress. Mitochondrial Heat Shock Proteins. Differences in Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Mechanisms of Water Stress Tolerance. Post-Transcriptional Pre-mRNA Regulation under High Temperature Stress. The Role of Plant Plasma Membrane Proteins in Dehydration Tolerance. Molecular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Cold Stress Tolerance in Rice. Nutrient Deficiency and Toxicity Stress in Crop Plants: Boron. Genomic Approaches for Understanding Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants.