M. Iqbal R. Khan, Amarjeet Singh, Péter Poór
April 7, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 368 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367136246 - CAT# K409788
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Drought, flooding, high or low temperatures, toxicity and salinity can all hamper plant growth. Such adverse stresses on plants are known as abiotic stresses. Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants explains the physiological and molecular mechanisms plants naturally exhibit to withstand abiotic stresses and outlines the potential for biotechnological treatments to enhance plant tolerance to such conditions. Synthesising developments in plant stress biology, the book offers strategies that use breeding, genomic, molecular and physiological approaches that hold the potential to develop resilient plants and improve crop productivity worldwide.
Comprehensively explains molecular and physiological mechanism of multiple abiotic stress tolerance in plants
Discusses recent advancements in crop abiotic stress tolerance mechanism and highlights strategies to develop abiotic stress tolerant genotypes for sustainability
Stimulates synthesis of information for plant stress biology for biotechnological applications
Presents essential information for large scale breeding and agricultural biotechnological programs for crop improvement
Written by a team of expert scientists, this book benefits researchers in the field of plant stress biology and is essential reading for graduate students and researchers generating stress tolerant crops through genetic engineering and plant breeding. It appeals to individuals developing sustainable agriculture through biotechnological applications.
Tentative Outline: Spectrum of Physiological and Molecular Responses in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Physiological, Genomics, and Breeding Approaches to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Genomics Approaches in Plant Stress Research. Reactive Oxygen Species. Antioxidants in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Glutathione. Phospholipase C in Abiotic Stress Triggered Lipid Signaling in Plants. Physiological Response of Phytohormones in Modulation. Role of Ethylene. Role of Jasmonates. Role of Nitric Oxide. Root Plasticity Under Low Phosphate Availability. Cold Stress in Rice and MiRNA Engineering. Importance of Plant Senescence. Role of Proline. Role of Sugars. Role of Silicon. Role of Glycine Betaine. Role of Epigenetic Chromatin Regulators. Utilization of Genetic Engineering Tools in Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerant Plants. Regulation of High Temperature. Regulation of Hypoxia. Regulation of Light. Regulation of UV. Regulation of Heavy Metal. Regulation of Ionizing Radiation. Regulation of Ozone. Role of Calcium Signaling. Role of Transcription Factors. Role of Protein Kinases. Role of Chaperons. Role of Proteinases. Role of Aquaporins. Role of Transporters. Future Perspective of Abiotic Stress Tolerance.