Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Vol. I

Editors: Rajpal, V.R., Sehgal, D., Kumar, A., Raina, S.N. (Eds.)

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  • Provides up to date comprehensive information on the key biological determinants of plant abiotic stresses with an emphasis on modern crop improvement strategies
  • Is unique to combine the responses triggered in plants by various abiotic stresses, stress resistance mechanisms, changes in gene expression, regulation of stress tolerance mechanisms, generation of genomic resources and their utilizaion for QTL and association mapping, marker assisted and genomic selection, among others, for developing abiotic stress-tolerant crop varieties
  • Chapters written by world authorities of their subject 
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Abiotic stresses such as drought (water deficit), extreme temperatures (cold, frost and heat), salinity (sodicity) and mineral (metal and metalloid) toxicity limit productivity of crop plants worldwide and are big threats to global food security. With worsening climate change scenarios, these stresses will further increase in intensity and frequency. Improving tolerance to abiotic stresses, therefore, has become a major objective in crop breeding programs.  A lot of research has been conducted on the regulatory mechanisms, signaling pathways governing these abiotic stresses, and cross talk among them in various model and non-model species. Also, various ‘omics’ platforms have been  utilized to unravel the candidate genes underpinning various abiotic stresses, which have increased our understanding of the tolerance mechanisms at structural, physiological, transcriptional and molecular level. Further, a wealth of information has been generated on the role of chromatin assembly and its remodeling under stress and on the epigenetic dynamics via histones modifications.

The book consolidates outlooks, perspectives and updates on the research conducted by scientists in the abovementioned areas.  The information covered in this book will therefore interest workers in all areas of plant sciences. The results presented on multiple crops will be useful to scientists in building strategies to counter these stresses in plants. In addition, students who are beginners in the areas of abiotic stress tolerance will find this book handy to clear their concepts and to get an update on the research conducted in various crops at one place

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Functional Genomics Approach Towards Dissecting Out Abiotic Stress Tolerance Trait in Plants

    Pages 1-24

    Joshi, Rohit (et al.)

  • Plant miRNAome: Cross Talk in Abiotic Stressful Times

    Pages 25-52

    Patel, Prashanti (et al.)

  • Epigenetic Response of Plants to Abiotic Stress: Nature, Consequences and Applications in Breeding

    Pages 53-72

    Dhar, Manoj K. (et al.)

  • Effect of Drought Stress and Utility of Transcriptomics in Identification of Drought Tolerance Mechanisms in Maize

    Pages 73-97

    Singh, Nidhi (et al.)

  • Physiological and Molecular Basis of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Wheat

    Pages 99-124

    Mamrutha, H. M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Vol. I
Editors
  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • Deepmala Sehgal
  • Avinash Kumar
  • S.N. Raina
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91956-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91956-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91955-3
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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