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Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment

Volume 2

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

2014, XVI, 394 p. 28 illus., 13 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​

Abiotic stress has a detrimental impact on the living organisms in a specific environment and constitutes a major constraint to global agricultural production. The adverse environmental conditions that plants encounter during their life cycle not only disturb their metabolic reactions, but also hamper their growth and development on cellular and whole plant levels. These conditions are of great concern, particularly for those countries whose economies primarily rely on agriculture. Under abiotic stresses, plants amalgamate multiple external stress cues to bring about a coordinated response and establish mechanisms to mitigate such stresses by triggering a cascade of events leading to enhanced tolerance.

Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants under Changing Environment, Volume 2 displays the ways by which plants utilize and integrate many common signals and subsequent pathways to cope with less favourable environmental conditions. The book also describes the use of contemporary tools for the improvement of plants under such stressed environments. Concise yet comprehensive,  Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants under Changing Environment, Volume 2 is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, environmentalists and many others in this burgeoning area of research.

Content Level » Research

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

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

Table of contents 

Chapter 1
Biochemical and Molecular Approaches for Drought Tolerance in Plants
Parvaiz Ahmad, Asiya Hameed, Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah, Subzar Ahmad Sheikh, Mohd Rafiq Wani, Saiema Rasool, Sumiya Jamsheed and Ashwani Kumar

Chapter 2
Heavy-Metal Attack on Freshwater Side: Physiological Defense Strategies of Macrophytes and Ecotoxicological Ops
David Delmail and Pascal Labrousse

Chapter 3
Secondary Metabolites and Environmental Stress in Plants: Biosynthesis, Regulation and Function
Mohammad Babar Ali

Chapter 4
Major Phytohormones under Abiotic Stress
Iwona Morkunas, Van Chung Mai, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Magda Formela and Piotr Goliński

Chapter 5
Nitric Oxide: Role in Plants under Abiotic Stress
Andrzej Bajguz

Chapter 6
Brassinosteroids: Improving Crop Productivity and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Renu Bhardwaj, Indu Sharma, Dhriti Kapoor, Poonam, Vandana Gautam, Ravdeep Kaur, Shagun Bali and Anket Sharma

Chapter 7
Ethylene: Role in Plants under Environmental Stress
M.A. Matilla-Vázquez and A.J. Matilla

Chapter 8
Scenario of Climate Changes in the Context of Agriculture
Rida Rehman, Anber Hamdani, Aisha Naseem, Muhammad Ashraf and Alvina Gul Kazi

Chapter 9
Importance of Protective Compounds in Stress Tolerance
Aykut Sağlam and Sumira Jan

Chapter 10
Growth Patterns of Tomato Plants Subjected to Two Non-Conventional Abiotic Stresses: UV-C Irradiations and Electric Fields
Adriano Sofo, Donato Castronuovo, Stella Lovelli, Giuseppe Tataranni and Antonio Scopa

Chapter 11
Rhizobacteria: Restoration of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils
Seifeddine Ben Tekaya, Sherlyn Tipayno, Kiyoon Kim, Parthiban Subramanian and Tongmin Sa

Chapter 12
Potassium and Sodium Transport Channels under NaCl Stress
Igor Pottosin, Ana-María Velarde-Buendia and Oxana Dobrovinskaya  

Chapter 13

Jatropha curcas: An Overview
Nisha Singh Tomar, Mohammad Abass Ahanger and R M Agarwal

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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