Tasks for Vegetation Science

Salinity and Water Stress

Improving Crop Efficiency

Editors: Ashraf, M., Ozturk, M., Athar, Habib-ur-Rehman (Eds.)

  • Includes the work of many different contributors who give insight in their specific views on the topics (highly interesting for scientists working in this field)
  • Features authors from various geographical regions
  • Presents highly topical coverage: abiotic stress is the most important factor for crop yield reduction
  • Includes practical examples that provide state of the art information
  • Provides reference material for abiotic stress researchers
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About this book

Salinity and water stress limit crop productivity worldwide and generate substantial economic losses each year, yet innovative research on crop and natural resource management can reveal cost-effective ways in which farmers can increase both their productivity and their income.

Presenting recent research findings on salt stress, water stress and stress-adapted plants, this book offers insights into new strategies for increasing the efficiency of crops under stressful environments. The strategies are based on conventional breeding and advanced molecular techniques used by plant physiologists, and are discussed using specific case studies to illustrate their potential. The book emphasizes the effects of environmental factors on specific stages of plant development, and discusses the role of plant growth regulators, nutrients, osmoprotectants and antioxidants in counteracting their adverse affects.

Synthesising updated information on mechansisms of stress tolerance at cell, tissue and whole-plant level, this book provides a useful reference text for post graduate students and researchers involved in the fields of stress physiology and plant physiology in general, with additional readership amongst researchers in horticulture, agronomy, crop science, conservation, environmental management and ecological restoration.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Strategies for Crop Improvement Against Salinity and Drought Stress: An Overview

    Athar, H. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Prediction of Salinity Tolerance Based on Biological and Chemical Properties of Acacia Seeds

    Rehman, S. (et al.)

    Pages 19-23

  • Antioxidant-Enzyme System as Selection Criteria for Salt Tolerance in Forage Sorghum Genotypes (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)

    Hefny, M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Genetic Variation in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Seedlings for Nutrient Uptake at Different Salinity and Temperature Regimes

    Divakara Sastry, E. V. (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

  • The Role of Plant Hormones in Plants Under Salinity Stress

    Kaya, C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-50

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9065-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9064-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8060-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Salinity and Water Stress
Book Subtitle
Improving Crop Efficiency
Editors
  • M. Ashraf
  • M. Ozturk
  • Habib-ur-Rehman Athar
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9065-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9065-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9064-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8060-8
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 244
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