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Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes

Volume 1

Editors: Ahmad, P., Wani, M.R., Azooz, M.M., Tran, L.-S.P. (Eds.)

  • Written by a diverse group of internationally known scholars
  • Presents strategies for translating current research into applied solutions
  • Illuminates various aspects of plant responses in molecular and biochemical ways to create strong yields and overall crop improvement
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About this book

Current trends in population growth hint that global food production is unlikely to gratify future demands under predicted climate change scenarios unless the rates of crop improvement are accelerated. Crop production faces numerous challenges, due to changing environmental conditions and evolving needs for new plant-derived materials. These challenges come at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental processes of plant growth and development. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that often cause a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular alterations which adversely affect plant growth, development and productivity, consequently posing a serious challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, particularly in emerging countries. This emphasizes the urgency of finding better ways to translate new advances in plant science into concrete successes in agricultural production. To overcome the pessimistic influence of abiotic stresses and to maintain the food security in the face of these challenges, new, improved and tolerant crop varieties, contemporary breeding techniques, and cavernous understanding of the mechanisms that counteract detrimental climate changes are indubitably needed to sustain the requisite food supply. In this context, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 provides a state-of-the-art guide to recent developments that aid in the understanding of plant responses to abiotic stresses and lead to new horizons vis-à-vis prime strategies for translating current research into applied solutions to create strong yields and overall crop improvement under such unfavourable environments.

Written by a diverse group of internationally famed scholars, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 is a brief yet all-inclusive resource that is immensely advantageous for researchers, students, environmentalists, soil scientists, professionals, and many others in the quest of advancement in this flourishing field of research.

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

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz
Department of Botany, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt

Dr. Lam-Son Phan Tran
Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Citrus Rootstocks for Improving the Horticultural Performance and Physiological Responses Under Constraining Environments

    Ribeiro, Rafael V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Role of Silicon in Enrichment of Plant Nutrients and Protection from Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

    Tripathi, Durgesh Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Transgenic Approaches for Phytoextraction of Heavy Metals

    Bhargava, Atul (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Using an Allometric Model for the Accumulation of Mineral Nutrients in Crops Under Saline and Water Stress: A Field Experience in Fertigation

    Misle, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

  • Control of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Cultivated Plants by the Use of Biostimulant Microorganisms

    Sofo, Adriano (et al.)

    Pages 107-117

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8830-9
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5565-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Editors
  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani
  • Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran
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
978-1-4614-8830-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8830-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8829-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5565-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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