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Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment

Volume 1

Ahmad, Parvaiz, Wani, Mohd Rafiq (Eds.)

2014, XV, 376 p. 70 illus., 44 illus. in color.

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  • Written by a diverse group of internationally known scholars
  • Latest results, techniques, and methods of plant mechanism and adaptation to stress research 
  • Climate change discussion related to this important subject​

The global population is growing at an alarming rate and is anticipated to reach about 9.6 billion by the end of 2050.  Addressing the problem of food scarcity for budding population vis-à-vis environmental changes is the main challenge plant biologists face in the contemporary era. Plant growth and productivity are scarce in many areas of the world due to a wide range of environmental stresses. The productive land is dwindling progressively by various natural and anthropogenic means that lead to enormous crop losses worldwide. Plants often experience these stresses and have the ability to withstand them. However, when the stress exceeds the normal tolerance level, plants accumulate organic osmolytes, osmoprotectants, cryoprotectants and antioxidant enzymes, which helps them tolerate these stresses and assist in their acclimatization towards the particular ambiance needed for maintaining their growth and development.

Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, Volume 1 discusses drought and temperature stresses and their mitigation through different means. This volume illuminates how plants  that are bombarded by diverse and changing environmental stimuli undergo appropriate physiological alterations that enable their survival. The information covered in the book is also useful in building apposite strategies to counter abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Written by a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars, Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, Volume 1 is a concise yet comprehensive resource that will be beneficial for the researchers, students, environmentalists and soil scientists of this field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Breeding - Climate change - Crop production - Ecophysiology - Phytohormones

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Cell Biology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Chapter 1
Mechanisms and Adaptation of Plants to Environmental Stresses: A Case of Woody Species
Azza Chelli Chaabouni

Chapter 2
Drought Tolerance: Roles of Organic Osmolytes, Growth Regulators and Mineral Nutrients
Mohammad Abass Ahanger, Shiv Ram Tyagi, Mohd Rafiq Wani, Parvaiz Ahmad

Chapter 3
Influencing the Product Quality by Applying Drought Stress during the Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
Maik Kleinwächter, Dirk Selmar

Chapter 4
Water Scarcity and Water Stress in Agriculture
Gabrijel Ondrasek

Chapter 5
Biotechnology for Drought and Salinity Tolerance of Crops
Faiçal Brini, Khaled Masmoudi

Chapter 6
Effect of Salinity on Plants and the Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Alleviation of Salt Stress
Gopal Selvakumar, Kiyoon Kim, Shuijin Hu, Tongmin Sa

Chapter 7
Cash Crop Halophytes-The Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Use of Naturally Salt Resistant Plants in the Context of Global Changes
Nicole Geissler, Helmut Lieth, Hans-Werner Koyro

Chapter 8
Effect of Heat Stress on Growth and Crop Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Sonal Mathur, Anjana Jajoo

Chapter 9
Low Temperature Stress in Plants: An Overview of Roles of Cryoprotectants in Defense Kalpna Bhandari, Harsh Nayyar

Chapter 10
Lignins and Abiotic Stress: An Overview
Renu Bhardwaj, Neha Handa, Resham Sharma, Harpreet Kaur, Sukhmeen Kohli, Vinod Kumar, Parminder Kaur

Chapter 11
Humic Substances and Plant Defense Metabolism
Ricardo L. L. Berbara, Andrés C. García

Chapter 12
Mitochondrial Respiration: Involvement of the Alternative Respiratory Pathway and Residual Respiration in Abiotic Stress Responses
Silvana Chocobar-Ponce, Carolina Prado, Rosana González, Mariana Rosa, Fernando E. Prado

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