Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

Editors: Jenks, Matthew A., Hasegawa, Paul M., Jain, S.Mohan (Eds.)

  • Near-comprehensive coverage of new advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance
  • Chapters contributed by active scientists who are among the world’s top experts in plant biology, genetics, and breeding
  • The topic is a critical area in which we must increase our understanding of ways to address future world food needs in a changing, increasingly dry climate
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Plant stress caused by drought and salinity are among the major constraints on crop production and food security worldwide.  Breeding programs to improve crop yield in dry and saline environments have progressed slowly due to our limited understanding of the underlying physiological, biochemical, developmental, and genetic mechanisms that determine plant responses to these forms of stress, as well as to technical difficulties in combining favorable alleles to create the improved high yielding genotypes needed for these environments.
 
Advances in Molecular Breeding toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops seeks to integrate the most recent findings about key biological determinants of plant stress tolerance with modern crop improvement strategies.  This volume is unique because is provides exceptionally wide coverage of current knowledge and expertise being applied in drought and salt tolerance research, spanning the scientific hierarchy from physiology, biochemistry, development, and genetics, to the newest technologies being used to manipulate drought and salinity associated traits for germplasm improvement.  This book will be an invaluable reference for educators and researchers in agronomy and horticulture, crop breeding, molecular genetics, and biotechnology.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Plant Growth And Development Under Salinity Stress

    A. Läuchli, S.R. Grattan

    Pages 1-32

  • Eco-Physiological and Molecular-Genetic Determinants of Plant Cuticle Function in Drought and Salt Stress Tolerance

    Dylan K. Kosma, Matthew A. Jenks

    Pages 91-120

  • Molecular and Physiological Responses to Water-Deficit Stress

    Elizabeth A. Bray

    Pages 121-140

  • Integration Of Ca2+ In Plant Drought And Salt Stress Signal Transduction Pathways

    Huazhong Shi

    Pages 141-182

  • Small Rnas: Big Role In Abiotic Stress Tolerance Of Plants

    Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Jianjun Zhu, Tao Zhou, Jian-Kang Zhu

    Pages 223-260

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eBook $309.00
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Hardcover $399.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5577-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops
Editors
  • Matthew A. Jenks
  • Paul M. Hasegawa
  • S.Mohan Jain
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5578-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5578-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5577-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 817
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