SALICYLIC ACID - A Plant Hormone

Editors: Hayat, Shamsul, Ahmad, Aqil (Eds.)

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Phytohormones are very much involved in directing plant growth, in a coordinated fashion in association with metabolism that provides energy and the building blocks to develop the form that we recognize as plant. Out of the recognized hormones, attention has largely been focused on Auxins, Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Abscisic acid, Ethylene and more recently to Brassinosteroids. However, this book provides information about a natural chemical, Salicylic Acid, that could be raised to the status of the above phytohormones because it has significant impact on various aspects of plant life.

Salicylic acid (SA) was first discovered as a major component in the extracts from Salix (willow) whose bark from ancient time, was used as an anti-inflammatory drug. This acid (SA) is a phenol, ubiquitous in plants generating a significant impact on plant growth and development, photosynthesis, transpiration, ion uptake and transport and also induces specific changes in leaf anatomy and chloroplast structure. SA is recognized as an endogenous signal, mediating in plant defence, against pathogens.

This book includes contributions made by various experts, spread over the world.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Salicylic Acid: Biosynthesis, Metabolism and Physiological Role in Plants

    S. Hayat, B. Ali, A. Ahmad

    Pages 1-14

  • Effects of Salicylic Acid on the Bioproductivity of Plants

    Alfonso Larqué-Saavedra, Rodolfo Martin-Mex

    Pages 15-23

  • Effect of Salicylic Acid on Solute Transport in Plants

    M. S. Krasavina

    Pages 25-68

  • Role of Hormonal System in the Manifestation of Growth Promoting and Antistress Action of Salicylic Acid

    F. M. Shakirova

    Pages 69-89

  • Role of Salicylic Acid in the Induction of Abiotic Stress Tolerance

    T. Janda, E. Horváth, G. Szalai, E. PáLdi

    Pages 91-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SALICYLIC ACID - A Plant Hormone
Editors
  • Shamsul Hayat
  • Aqil Ahmad
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5184-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5184-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5183-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7301-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 401
Topics