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Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

1st Edition

Edited by M. Iqbal R. Khan, Amarjeet Singh, Péter Poór

CRC Press

368 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Abiotic stresses including drought, temperature, flooding, and salinity result in hampered plant growth and development resulting in a reduction of crop productivity. When the plants are exposed to these stresses, gene expression is altered, resulting in increased or decreased levels of metabolites and proteins. To combat these stresses, plants exhibit several mechanisms to withstand adverse stress through expression of genes. This book focuses on plant responses under abiotic stress conditions and provides treatments available to enhance plant tolerance to these conditions. It presents strategies towards crop improvement using breeding, genomic, molecular, and physiological approaches.

Table of Contents

Tentative Outline: Spectrum of Physiological and Molecular Responses in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Physiological, Genomics, and Breeding Approaches to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Genomics Approaches in Plant Stress Research. Reactive Oxygen Species. Antioxidants in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Glutathione. Phospholipase C in Abiotic Stress Triggered Lipid Signaling in Plants. Physiological Response of Phytohormones in Modulation. Role of Ethylene. Role of Jasmonates. Role of Nitric Oxide. Root Plasticity Under Low Phosphate Availability. Cold Stress in Rice and MiRNA Engineering. Importance of Plant Senescence. Role of Proline. Role of Sugars. Role of Silicon. Role of Glycine Betaine. Role of Epigenetic Chromatin Regulators. Utilization of Genetic Engineering Tools in Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerant Plants. Regulation of High Temperature. Regulation of Hypoxia. Regulation of Light. Regulation of UV. Regulation of Heavy Metal. Regulation of Ionizing Radiation. Regulation of Ozone. Role of Calcium Signaling. Role of Transcription Factors. Role of Protein Kinases. Role of Chaperons. Role of Proteinases. Role of Aquaporins. Role of Transporters. Future Perspective of Abiotic Stress Tolerance.

About the Editors

Dr. M. Iqbal R. Khan is a post-doctoral fellow at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. He completed his BSc, MSc and PhD from Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Khan is currently studying the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in flooding tolerance. He is also looking for suitable germplasm donors for breeding. Additionally, Dr. Khan has found a significant role of phytohormones in the regulation of plant growth and development. Dr. Khan has published more than 35 peer reviewed journal articles and has edited two books, contributed in 07 book chapters to various book editions published by Springer, CABI etc. He has been awarded by various research fellowships during PhD and post PhD tenure such as, UGC-MANF, DBT-RA, SERB-DST Young scientist, SERB-NPDF and IRRI-PDF. He has been awarded by Young Scientist of the Year Award 2014 from Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, India and Junior Scientist of the year 2017 by National Environmental Science Academy, India. He has been guest editor of research topic entitled "Ethylene: A key regulatory molecule in plants" in Frontiers in Plant Science. He is also a manuscript reviewer for an impressive list of plant physiology journals including Scientific Reports, Physiologia Plantarum, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, and Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants etc.

Dr. Amarjeet Singh is currently a staff scientist/faculty at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research(NIPGR), New Delhi, INDIA. He completed his M.Sc. from Jamia Millia Islamia University, B.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Delhi, INDIA. He did post-doctoral research in Washington State University, Pullman, USA. Dr. Singh has identified and functionally characterized crucial genes such as protein phosphatases and kinases in ABA, abiotic stress and K+ deficiency signaling in rice and Arabidopsis. His research group at NIPGR is involved in deciphering the signaling networks and molecular mechanism of abiotic stress and nutrient deficiency tolerance in crop plants such as rice and chickpea.

Dr. Péter Poór is an assistant professor at the University of Szeged in Hungary. He is currently taking part in the education and research of Department of Plant Biology and taking lecturer on the following course: Plant Anatomy, Plant Cell Biology, Plant Physiology, Environmental Plant Biology, Plant Stress Physiology, and Photosynthesis. Due to the excellent educational activities, he has won the Golden Chalk Award. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed to several book chapters. Besides these, he has been awarded by various honors and scholarships. He is associate editor and manuscript reviewer for several plant biology journals. Their current project is “Fine-tuning of plant defense in the dark: the role of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, and ethylene”.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General