Abiotic Stress Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Editors: Rao, N.K. Srinivasa, Shivashankara, K.S., Laxman, R. H. (Eds.)

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  • The first published book focusing on stress physiology of horticultural crops
  • Provides a timely update on the recent progress on all aspects of plant's perception, signalling and adaptation to a variety of abiotic environmental stresses
  • Provides a detailed illustration on mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance in many horticultural crops
  • Gives a detailed account of adaptation strategies to overcome the abiotic stresses in horticultural crops
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This book brings together recent advances in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in various vegetables, fruit crops, plantation crops and tuber crops. The main challenges to improving the productivity of horticultural crops are the different types of abiotic stresses generally caused by climate change at the regional and global level. Heat, drought, cold and salinity are the major abiotic stresses that adversely affect growth and productivity and can trigger a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes in various horticultural crops. To date, there are no books covering horticultural crop-specific abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms and their management. Addressing that gap, the book is divided into 2 sections, the first of which highlights recent advances in the general aspects of abiotic stress tolerance like the role of hormones, reactive oxygen species, seed treatments, molecular mechanisms of heat tolerance and heavy metal toxicity, while the second focuses on the abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms of various vegetables, fruit crops, plantation crops and tuber crops. It includes comprehensive discussions of fruit crops like mango, grapes, banana, litchi and arid zone fruits; vegetables crops like tomato, capsicum, onion and tuber crops; and plantation crops like coconut, areca nut, oil palm and black pepper. Among the strategies for plant stress survival, examples of both avoidance and tolerance relevant to particular crops are examined in detail, supported by selected comprehensive case studies of progress. As such, the book offers a valuable resource suited for scientists and graduate students working in the fields of crop improvement, genetic engineering, and the abiotic stress tolerance of horticultural crops.

  

About the authors

Dr. N. K. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology-Retd.) and Ex Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, was born on 31.01.1950 at Bangalore. He belongs to the first batch of Agricultural Research Service. He has passed ARS examination with first rank and the joined ICAR service on 29.11.1976 at IIHR, Bangalore in the discipline of Plant Physiology. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops.

Some of his publications are:

1.Srinivasa Rao, N.K. and Bhatt, R.M. (1990) Response of photosynthesis to Water stress in two eggplant Cultivars (Solanum melongena L.) Photosynthetica, 24: 

2. Srinivasa Rao, N.K. and Bhatt,R.M.(1990). Effect of two temperature regimes on photosynthesis and growth in two cultivars of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Photosynthetica 26: 625-63


Dr. Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankara is currently working as principal scientist in Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.

Some of his publications are:

1) Sheshshayee, M.S., Shivashankara, K.S., Ramaswamy, G.S.,     Davendra, R., Shankar, A.G., Prasad, T.G., Udaya Kumar, M.,1991. A new method to generate different CO2 concentrations  to develop  CO2 response curves. Curr. Sci., 62: 538‑540.

2) Shivashankara, K.S., Mithila,J and Maiti, S., 2000. A new method for vegetative multiplication of betelvine.  J. Plantation Crops. 28(2): 94-98


Dr. Laxman Ramanna Hunashikatti is currently working as principal scientist in ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru.



Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Physiological and Morphological Responses of Horticultural Crops to Abiotic Stresses

    Pages 3-17

    Rao, N. K. Srinivasa (et al.)

  • Role of Plant Growth Regulators in Abiotic Stress Tolerance

    Pages 19-46

    Upreti, K. K. (et al.)

  • Antioxidant Protection Mechanism During Abiotic Stresses

    Pages 47-69

    Shivashankara, K. S. (et al.)

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Heat Shock Proteins and Thermotolerance in Plants

    Pages 71-83

    Murthy, Vidya S. (et al.)

  • Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants

    Pages 85-102

    Kalaivanan, D. (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-3825-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abiotic Stress Physiology of Horticultural Crops
Editors
  • N.K. Srinivasa Rao
  • K.S. Shivashankara
  • R. H. Laxman
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2725-0
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2725-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2723-6
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3825-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 368
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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