1st Edition

Emerging Trends of Plant Physiology for Sustainable Crop Production

ISBN 9781771886369
Published March 12, 2018 by Apple Academic Press
414 Pages 19 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations

USD $165.00

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Book Description

Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today’s ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms under fluctuating environments, which is of great importance for sustainable crop production.

Further advances in cellular and molecular biology hold promise to modify physiological processes, thereby improving the quality and quantity of major food crops and ensuring stability in yield of the produce even under severe abiotic stress. This book covers the latest information on the physiological basis of plant productivity, including abiotic stress adaptation and management, plant nutrition, climate change and plant productivity, transgenic and functional genomics, and plant growth regulators and their applications.

The chapters in this volume tackle some of these key issues of sustainable plant production and evolve future strategies in overcoming challenges faced by the agricultural sector as a whole. The topics covered in this book presents important from research reputed scientists. This volume is a rich source of information in one place. It will be a useful resource for researchers and extension workers involved in plant physiology and related disciplines.

Key features:

Provide the latest information on developments in plant physiology

Covers abiotic and biotic stress on economically important crop species

Presents a detailed collection of biotechnological approaches in plant physiology

Covers plant growth regulators, secondary metabolites, germination, crop growth and development of different crop species

Provides research from experts at internationally renowned institutes

Table of Contents

Potato Physiology in Relation to Crop Yield

Brajesh Singh, Maharishi Tomar, Som Dutt, Pinky Raigond, and B. P. Singh

Phytochrome: Physiology, Molecular Aspects, and Sustainable Crop Production

Bandana Bose, Bhawna Pant, Rajesh K. Singhal, Mahesh Kumar, and Sananda Mondal

Signal Transduction in Plant with Response to Heavy Metals Toxicity: An Overview

Prasann Kumar

Vegetable Oil and Its Significance in Sustainable Development

A. Hasnat

SnRK1 (Sucrose Non Fermenting 1-Related Kinase 1):A Key Player of Plant Signal Transduction

Bhavin S. Bhatt, Fenisha D. Chahwala, B. Singh, and Achuit K. Singh

B-Vitamins in Relation to Sustainable Crop Productivity in Crop Plants

Anoop Kumar, Dildar Husain, Jagjeet Singh, Satya Pal Verma, and Zafar Abbas

Mechanisms of Metalloid Uptake, Transport, Toxicity, and Tolerance in Plants

Pallavi Sharma, Vineet Srivastava, Amit Kumar Gautam, Anisha Rupashree, Rajani Singh, Sanchita Abhijita, Satish Kumar, Ambuj Bhushan Jha, and Amarendra N. Misra

Morpho-Physiological Responses of Wheat Genotypes under High-Temperature Stress

Sharad K. Dwivedi, Santosh Kumar, and K. K. Rao

Control of Micro Biogenesis and Action in Plants

Mohd. Zahid Rizvi

Mineral Nutrition in Plants and Its Management in Soil

Aneg Singh and A K Tiwari

Supermolecular Organization of Photosynthetic Complexes in Arabidopsis

Mohammed Sabar, Alexandre Maréchal, David Joly, Sridharan Govindachary, Eric Bonneil, Pierre Thibaut, Robert Carpentier, and Normand Brisson

Methods to Improve Germination in Sugarcane

S. P. Singh, Priyanka Singh, and B. L. Sharma

Secondary Metabolites: The Plant Physiological Tale of Stress Response

R. K. Upadhyay

Effect of Wastewater Irrigation on Crop Health in the Indian Agricultural Scenario

Abhijit Sarkar, Sujit Das, Vaibhav Srivastava, Pooja Singh, and Rajeev Pratap Singh

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Zafar Abbas, PhD, is a Senior Associate Professor and Chairman in the P. G. Department of Botany at G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University) in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has 40 years of research experience in plant and crop physiology, with a specialization in plant nutrition. He has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. At present, eight PhD students have completed their doctorate degrees under his supervision. Dr. Abbas is life member and member of editorial boards of several Indian and foreign journals and societies, and he has authored a book and has published over 30 articles.

Ajay K. Tiwari, PhD, is a Scientific Officer at the UP Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahnapur, UP, India. He has published 70 research articles, nine review articles in national and international journals, several book chapters in edited books, has also authored of several edited books published by Springer, Taylor and Francis and others. He has submitted more than 150 nucleotide sequences of plant pathogens to GenBank. He is a regular reviewer of many international journals as well as an editorial board member. He is Managing Editor of the journal Sugar Tech and Chief Editor of the journal Agrica. He has received several young researcher awards and was nominated for the Narshiman Award by the Indian Phytopathological Society, India. Dr. Tiwari is also the recipient of many international travel awards given by governmental agencies in India and others. He has visited Belgium, Brazil, China, Italy, Germany, and Thailand for conferences and workshops and has delivered several invited talk at Oman University for PhD students on phytoplasma disease diagnosis and management. Dr. Tiwari has been involved in the research on molecular characterization and management of agricultural plant pathogens for the last nine years. Currently he is working on molecular characterization of sugarcane phytoplasma and their secondary spread in nature. He is a regular member of several professional organizations, including the British Society of Plant Pathology, Indian Phytopathological Society, Sugarcane Technologists Association of India, International Society of Sugarcane Technologists, Society of Sugarcane Research and Promotion, and others. Dr. Tiwari earned his PhD from CCS University, Meerut, UP, India.

Pradeep Kumar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University-MHRD), Nirjuli (Itanagar), Arunachal Pradesh, India. His area of research and expertise are wide, including plant pathology, bacterial genetics, insect-pest biocontrol, gene expression of cry genes, plant-microbe interaction, and molecular breeding. He has been honored with an international travel grant from Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, to attend an international conference. He is the recipient of a best paper presentation and the Narasimhan Award by the Indian Phytopathological Society, India. He presented several oral and poster presentations at the various national and international conferences. He has published one book published and has published more than 35 research articles, including original research papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters with international publishers, including Springer, CABI, Bentham, and Apple Academic Press. He is provides his service to many journals as an editorial board member, technical editor, and peer reviewer.

Dr. Kumar earned his PhD in biotechnology from BBA University (Central University), Lucknow, India. He has qualified CSIR-NET-JRF, UGC-NET, ARS-NET (ICAR), UPSLET, and GATE. He has been awarded with the PBC Outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the Government of Israel (2012-2015) and worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biotechnology Engineering and the Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He was also appointed as an International Research Professor/Assistant Professor in the School of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He has visited several countries and exchanges his scientific ideas and research to reputed scientists of the world.


"Exceptionally well-documented accounts of physiological aspects for sustainable crop yield, successfully edited by Professor Abbas, Dr. Pradeep Kumar, and Dr. Ajay Kumar Tiwari. The book will have an extensive impact on the field of crop physiology. In this rich and comprehensive documentation, different authors have contributed in view of providing the scope to explore various modern trends for sustainable crop production focusing on human welfare. The perfect sequence of the chapters, including neat and clean illustrations as well as relevant references throughout, remarkably reveals a convincing and delightfully readable narrative. . . . Future efforts along these notions and objectives would certainly provide new insights into the sequential development of fascinating tools for sustainable crop production."

—Sanjay Mishra, Professor and Dean, School of Biotechnology, IFTM University, Moradabad, UP, India