Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, M. Tofazzal Islam
January 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 458 Pages - 57 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138559172 - CAT# K43393
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Global climate change affects crop production through altered weather patterns and increased environmental stresses. Such stresses include soil salinity, drought, flooding, metal/metalloid toxicity, pollution, and extreme temperatures. The variability of these environmental conditions pared with the sessile lifestyle of plants contribute to high exposure to these stress factors. Increasing tolerance of crop plants to abiotic stresses is needed to fulfill increased food needs of the population.
This book focuses on methods of improving plants tolerance to abiotic stresses. It provides information on how protective agents, including exogenous phytoprotectants, can mitigate abiotic stressors affecting plants. The application of various phytoprotectants has become one of the most effective approaches in enhancing the tolerance of plants to these stresses. Phytoprotectants are discussed in detail including information on osmoprotectants, antioxidants, phytohormones, nitric oxide, polyamines, amino acids, and nutrient elements of plants.
Providing a valuable resource of information on phytoprotectants, this book is useful in diverse areas of life sciences including agronomy, plant physiology, cell biology, environmental sciences, and biotechnology.
Abiotic Stress. Crop Production under Changing Climate. Relative Tolerance of Plant Species and Genotypes to Abiotic Stress. Plant Growth and Morphological Changes in Rice under Abiotic Stress. Abiotic Stress Induced Physiological Alteration in Crop Plants. Plant Responses and Tolerance. Salt Stress. Drought Stress. Waterlogging and Flooding. Metals/Metalloids Toxicity. High Temperature. Cold Stress. Elevated Ozone. UV-Radiation. Abiotic Stress Induced Oxidative Stress in Plants. Approaches to Enhance Antioxidant Defense in Plants. Use of Plant Nutrients in Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. Use of Biological Trace Elements. Use of Organic Acids. Nitric Oxide-Induced Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. Role of Biological Trace Elements. Hydrogen Peroxide in Plant Oxidative Stress. Use of Phytohormones. Use of Osmolytes. Role of Polyamines. Abiotic Stress Signaling in Plants as Affected by Phytoprotectants.