Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment

Volume 1

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

  • 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​
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About this book

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 discuss 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.

About the authors

Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad
Department of Botany, Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dr. Mohd Rafiq Wani
Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College (Boys), Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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From the reviews:

“The presentation of the topics is consistent throughout the book. A ‘Conclusions and Future Prospects’ section in each chapter encapsulates the contents of the chapter and discusses future areas of investigation. The depth of the material presented makes the work appropriate for graduate students in plant physiology courses, as either a textbook or supplementary reading. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.” (J. L. Hatfield, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Mechanisms and Adaptation of Plants to Environmental Stress: A Case of Woody Species

    Chelli-Chaabouni, Azza

    Pages 1-24

  • Drought Tolerance: Role of Organic Osmolytes, Growth Regulators, and Mineral Nutrients

    Ahanger, Mohammad Abass (et al.)

    Pages 25-55

  • Influencing the Product Quality by Applying Drought Stress During the Cultivation of Medicinal Plants

    Kleinwächter, Maik (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Water Scarcity and Water Stress in Agriculture

    Ondrasek, Gabrijel

    Pages 75-96

  • Biotechnology for Drought and Salinity Tolerance of Crops

    Brini, Faiçal (et al.)

    Pages 97-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Editors
  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8591-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8591-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8590-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4856-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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