1st Edition

Engineering Tolerance in Crop Plants Against Abiotic Stress

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ISBN 9780367750091
October 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
336 Pages 20 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Despite significant progress in increasing agricultural production, meeting the changing dietary preferences and increasing food demands of future populations remain significant challenges. Salinity, drought, water logging, high temperature and toxicity are those abiotic stresses that affect the crop yield and production. Tolerance for stress is a difficult operation that the plant needs to undergo in order to survive. Identification of proper techniques at proper time can made it easy for the scientists to increase the crop productivity and yield. In this book, we have discussed the stresses, their impact on crops and portrayed distinctive abiotic stress tolerant in response to different techniques that can improve the performance of the crops.


  • Provide a state-of-the-art description of the physiological, biochemical, and molecular status of the understanding of abiotic stress in plants.
  • Addressing factors that are threatening future food production and providing potential solutions of these factors.
  • Design to cater to the needs of those students engaged in the field of environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy.
  • New strategies have pointed in this book for the better crop productivity and yield.
  • Understanding of new techniques pointed out in this book will open the possibility of genetic engineering in crop plants with the concomitant improved stress tolerance.

Table of Contents

1. Biochar: An adsorbent to remediate environmental pollutants.
Iqra Mehmood, Amna Bari, Mehtab Muhammad Aslam, Eyalira Jacob Okal, Muhammad Tahir ul Qamar, Muhammmad Adnan, Shah Fahad

2. Understanding the physiological and genetic responses of plant root to phosphorus deficient condition.
Mehtab Muhammad Aslam, Joseph K. Karanja, Noor-ul-Ain, Kashif Akhtar, Muhammad Arif, Junaite Bin Gias Uddin, Ahmad Ali, Qian Zhang3. Environmental Upheaval: Consequences and Management Strategies.

3. Environmental Upheaval: Consequences and Management Strategies
Misbah Naz, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Mohammad Sohidul Islam, Akbar Hossain, Subhan Danish, Rahul Datta, Shah Fahad, Disna Ratnasekera, Mohammad Anwar Hosssain, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Shah Saud, Muhammad Kamran, Wajid Mahboob, Rajesh Kumar Singhal, Sharif Ahmed, Sonia Mbarki, Doğan Arslan, Murat Erman, Ayman EL Sabagh

4. Salinity Stress in Cotton: Adverse Effects, Survival Mechanisms and Management Strategies.
Ayman EL Sabagh, Mohammad Sohidul Islam, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Akbar Hossain, Muhammad Mubeen, Tasmiya Jabeen, Mirza Waleed, Allah Wasaya, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Disna Ratnasekera, Muhammad Arif, Ali Raza, Subhan Danish, Arpna Kumari, Murat Erman, Cetin Karademir, Emine Karademir, Hüseyin Arslan, Muhammad Ali Raza, Shah Fahad

5. Obstacle in controlling major rice pests in Asia: insecticide resistance and the mechanisms to confer insecticide resistance.
Juel Datta, Mahmuda Binte Monsur, Panchali Chakraborty, Swapan Chakrabarty, Shah Fahad, Afsana Hossain, Md Fuad Mondal, Sharif Ahmed, Md Panna Ali, Ayman EL Sabagh

6. Role of Nanotechnology for Climate Resilient Agriculture.
Afifa Younas, Madiha Rashid and Sajid Fiaz

7. Elevated CO2 in Combination with Heat Stress Influence the Growth and Productivity of Cereals: Adverse Effect and Adaptive Mechanisms.
Ayman EL Sabagh, Akbar Hossain, Mohammad Sohidul Islam, Sharif Ahmed, Ali Raza, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Allah Wasaya , Disna Ratnasekera, Adnan Arshad, Arpna Kumari, Subhan Danish, Paul Ola Igboji, Rahul Datta, Sytar Oksana, Skalický Milan , Marian Brestic, Kulvir Singh, Muhammad Ali Raza, Shah Fahad

8. Molecular mechanisms of stress tolerance in plants.
Abdul Saboor Khan, Muhammad Adnan, Aamir Hamid, Adnan Akbar

9. Legumes under Drought Stress: Plant Responses, Adaptive Mechanisms and Management Strategies in Relation to Nitrogen Fixation.
Mohammad Sohidul Islam, Shah Fahad, Akbar Hossain, M Kaium Chowdhury, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Anamika Dubey, Ashwani Kumar, Karthika Rajendran, Subhan Danish, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Muhammad Ali Raza, Muhammad Arif, Shah Saud, and Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Ejaz Waraich, Zahoor Ahmad, Sajjad Hussain, Arzu Çı˘g, Murat Erman, Fatih Çı˘g, Ayman EL Sabagh

10. Auxin role in plant development in response to stress.
Nazish Huma Khan, Mohammad Nafees, Fazli Zuljalal, Tooba Saeed

11. Existing Scenario of Water Scarcity and Climate Chane Impact on the Transboundary Water Resources in Pakistan. 
Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Sikandar Ali, Haroon Rasheed

12. Nutrient deficiency stress and their relation with plant growth and development.
Saghir Abbas, Amna, Muhammad Tariq Javed, Qasim Ali, Muhammad Azeem, Shafaqat Ali

13. Agricultural practices can reduce soil greenhouse gas emissions: Challenges and future perspectives.
Misbah Naz, Kashif Akhtar, Aziz Khan, Ghulam Shah Nizamani

14. Plant-microbial interactions confer tolerance to abiotic stress in plants.
Mehtab Muhammad Aslam, Eyalira J. Okal, Muhammad Waseem, Bello H. Jakada, Witness J. Nyimbo, Joseph K. Karanja

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    Dr Shah Fahad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy, University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD in Agronomy from Huazhong Agriculture University, China, in 2015. After doing his postdoctoral research in Agronomy at the Huazhong Agriculture University (2015–17), he accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Haripur. He has published over 270 peer-reviewed papers (Impact factor 810.45) with more than 240 research and 30 review articles, on important aspects of climate change, plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance.

    Prof. Dr. Osman Sönmez is a Professor in the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. He obtained his MS and PhD in Agronomy from Kansas State University, Manhattan-KS, USA in 1996-2004. In 2014 he accepted the position of Associate Professor at the University of Erciyes. Since 2014, he has worked in Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Erciyes University. He has published over 90 as peer-reviewed papers, research and review articles on soil pollution, plant physiology and plant nutrition.

    Dr. Shah Saud received his Ph.D. in Turf grasses (Horticulture) from Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China. He is currently working as a Post Doctorate researcher in department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, and Harbin, China. Dr. Shah Saud has published over 125 research publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Depeng Wang has completed Ph.D. in 2016 in the field of Agronomy and Crop Physiology from Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China. He is currently serving as a professor at the College of Life Science, Linyi University, Linyi, China. He is the principal investigator of Crop Genetic Improvement, Physiology & Ecology Center in Linyi University. His current research focus on crop ecology and physiology, agronomy. Such as the key characteristics associated with high yielding crop, the effect of temperature on crop grain yield and solar radiation utilization, morphological plasticity to agronomic manipulation in leaf dispersion and orientation, optimal integrated crop management practices for maximizing crop grain yield. Dr. Depeng Wang has published over 36 papers in reputed journals.

    Dr. Chao Wu engages in the field crop cultivation and physiology, and plant phenomics. He has completed his Ph.D during 2013-2016 from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, and completed his post Ph.D during 2017-2019 from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. Now, he is associate research fellow in Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, China. He chairs a Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, and two Postdoctoral Science Foundation researches, and focus mainly on physiological mechanisms of abiotic-stress tolerance (heat, drought) in crops and medicinal plants.

    Dr. Muhammad Adnan is a lecturer in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Swabi (UOS), Pakistan. He has completed his PhD (soil fertility and microbiology) from the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences (SES) the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA. He has received his MSc and BSc (Hons) in Soil and Environmental Sciences, from Department of SES the University of Agriculture, Peshawar-Pakistan.

    Dr. Muhammad Arif is Professor in the department of Agronomy, the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. He started his career in the same department as farm manager/lecturer after MS in 2000 and got Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the same department. He went to UK for pursuing his postdoctoral research in 2008. His main area of interest is seed priming, crop nutrition and dual purpose technology development and using biochar and compost as soil amendments for improving soil fertility and productivity.

    Dr. Amanullah is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. Dr. Amanullah earned his PhD in Agronomy from The University of Agriculture Peshawar in 2004 & and his Post Doctorate from Dryland Agriculture Institute, WTAMU, Canyon Texas, USA in 2010. Dr. Amanullah has published more than 20 books and more than 200 research papers in peer reviewed journals including 100 papers in the impact factor journals.