Hayat, Shamsul, Ahmad, Aqil, Alyemeni, Mohammed Nasser (Eds.)
2013, XVI, 389 p. 63 illus., 9 illus. in color.
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Phytohormones are known to direct plant growth, in a coordinated fashion in association with the metabolism that supplies energy and the building blocks to generate the form that is recognized as a plant. Out of the chemicals recognized as hormones, attention has largely been focused on Auxins, Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Abscisic acid, Ethylene and more recently to Brassinosteroids. However, this book provides the recent information about a natural chemical, Salicylic Acid, that could be raised to the status as assigned to the above phytohormones because it has significant regulatory impact on important aspects of the plant life. Salicylic acid (SA) was first discovered as a major component in the bark extracts from Salix (willow) which was used as an anti-inflammatory drug. However, SA is ubiquitous in plants, generating a significant impact on plant growth and development, photosynthesis, transpiration, ion uptake and their transport. Moreover, SA also induces specific changes in leaf anatomy and chloroplast structure. SA is recognized as an endogenous signal, mediating in plant defence, against pathogens. In this book a total of 16 chapters have been included which provide a recent update on salicylic acid. This book is not an encyclopedia of reviews but includes a selected collection of newly written, integrated, illustrated reviews describing our knowledge on salicylic acid. The aim of this book is to tell about the salicylic acid involvement in plants, by the present time. The various chapters incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects which may serve as a baseline information for future research through which significant developments are possible. We are of the opinion that this book will be of immense importance to all those who have even the least interest in biological and agricultural sciences.
Preface Contributors About the editors 1. Salicylic acid: An update on biosynthesis and action in plant response to water deficit and performance under drought; Hanna Bandurska 2. Salicylic acid: Physiological roles in plants; Mohammad Yusuf, Shamsul Hayat, Mohammed Nasser Alyemeni, Qazi Fariduddin and Aqil Ahmad 3. Salicylic acid and phospholipid signaling; Beatriz A.Rodas-Junco, J. Armando munoz-Sanchez and S.M. Teresa Hernandez-Sotomayor 4. Transport of salicylic acid and related compounds; J.-L. Bonnemain, J.-F. Chollet and F. Rocher 5. Interplay between environmental signals and endogenous salicylic acid concentration; L.V. Kurepin, K.P. Dahal, M. Zaman and R.P. Pharis 6. Impact of salicylic acid on the transport and distribution of sugars in plants; M.S. Krasavina and N.A. Burmistrova 7. Endogenous ABA as a hormonal intermediate in the salicylic acid induced protection of wheat plants against toxic ions; F.M. shakirova, M.V. Bezrukova and D.R. Maslennikova 8. Salicylic acid biosynthesis and role in modulating terpenoid and flavonoid metabolism in plant responses to abiotic stress; T.Tounekti, I. Hernandez and S. Munne-Bosch 9. Salicylic acid-mediated stress-induced flowering; K.C. Wada and K. Takeno 10. Salicylic acid-mediated abiotic stress tolerance ; M. Pal, G. Szalai, V. Kovacs, O.K. Gondor and T. Janda 11. Signaling role of salicylic acid in abiotic stress responses in plants; Tomonori Kawano, Takuya Hiramatsu and François Bouteau 12. The interplay between salicylic and jasmonic acid during phytopathogenesis; Sorokan Antonina V., Burkhanova Guzel F. and Maksimov Igor V. 13. Potential benefits of salicylic acid in food production; R Martin-Mex, A. Nexticapan-Garcez and A. Larque-saavedra 14. Short and long term effects of salicylic acido n protection to phytoplasma associated stress in potato plants; H.A. Lopez-Delgado, M.E. Mora-Herrera, R. Martinez-Gutierrez and S. Sanchez –Rojo 15. Efficiency of salicylic acid application on postharvest perishable crops; S. Supapvanich and S. Promyou 16. Recent advances and future prospects on practical use of salicylic acid; L.P. Popova