1st Edition

Jasmonates and Plant Defense An Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Approach for Stress Tolerance

Edited By Uzma Azeem, Khalid Rehman Hakeem Copyright 2024
    250 Pages 9 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Rapid change in environmental conditions is likely to override the adaptive efficiency of plants. Jasmonates are a class of plant hormones that have strong potential to ameliorate various abiotic and biotic stresses, such as exposure to mechanical stress, osmotic stress, herbivory, exposure to UV irradiation, damage from ozone, and heavy metal stress. This book, Jasmonates and Plant Defense: An Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Approach for Stress Tolerance, highlights the beneficial presence and roles of jasmonates in plants, discussing the use of jasmonates in nano- to micromolecular concentrations to mitigate the toxic effects of various biotic and abiotic stresses and to improve crop yield in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. It discusses in detail the genetic basis of jasmonates’ action, effects of jasmonates on the antioxidant defense system, crosstalk between jasmonates and other plant hormones, how jasmonates enhance plant defense under biotic and abiotic stresses, and more.

    Key features:

    • Provides an overview of the role of jasmonates in plant growth and development
    • Reviews the genetic and molecular basis of jasmonates action
    • Discusses the defensive role of jasmonates under biotic and abiotic stresses
    • Looks at jasmonates’ mediation in plant-microbe (symbiotic) relations
    • Reviews jasmonates’ crosstalk with antioxidants and other phytohormones

    Providing a detailed account of the role of jasmonates in plant defense to combat various biotic and abiotic stresses, this volume will prove useful for botanists and plant researchers, environmental scientists, agriculturists, and faculty and students of botany.

    1. Discovery and Biosynthesis of Jasmonates in Plants

    Tawseef Ahmad Mir, Muatasim Jan, and Rakesh Kumar Khare

    2. Presence and Roles of Jasmonates in Plant Growth and Metabolic Processes

    Munisa Manzoor, Aadil Farooq War, Sumaya Rehman, Subzar Ahmad Nanda, and Ishfaqul Rehman

    3. Genetic and Molecular Basis of Jasmonate Metabolism and Interactions with Other Phytohormones

    Neelofer Nabi, Seema Singh, Peer Saffeullah, and Shahid Umar

    4. Modulation of Jasmonate Signaling Under Various Conditions

    Arif Hussain Bhat, Suhail Altaf, Sheikh Mehraj, Zahoor Ahmad Shah, Mudasir Bhat, Syed Sami Ullah, Adil Nazir, M. S. Dar, and Shafat Ahmad Ahanger

    5. Jasmonates’ Mediated Defense Responses to Mechanical Injury and Herbivorous Insects

    Ishfaq Ul Rehman, Summia Rehman, Aaniqa Qayoom, Ishfaq Ahmad Sheergojri, and Irfan Rashid, Nafeesa Farooq Khan

    6. Jasmonates and Oxidative Stress

    Uzma Azeem, Gurpaul Singh Dhingra, and Richa Shri

    7. Jasmonates in Plant Defense under Abiotic Stress

    Muhammad Ashar Ayub, Muhammad Zia Ur Rehman, Naqshe Zuhra, Maira Naveed, Wajid Umar, Muhammad Nadeem, and Zahoor Ahmad

    8. JA-Mediated Defenses to Promote Thermotolerance in Plants: What Is the Status of Our Knowledge?

    Hanan Ahmed Hashem

    9. Signaling and Manipulation of Jasmonate-Dependent Defenses by Microbial Pathogens (Fungi, Bacteria, and Viruses) and Insects

    Ashhad Parvez, Syed Kamran Ahmed, Anwar Shahzad, Pq Rizvi, and Uzma Azeem


    Uzma Azeem, PhD, is affiliated with the Sanmati Government College of Science Education and Research, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Environmental Sciences at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Punjab, India. To date, she has authored 11 paper publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and one book, Fungi for Human Health: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives (Springer Nature). She was awarded a Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students during 2011–2016 by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. Dr. Azeem earned her MPhil and doctorate in Botany with specialization in Mycology and Plant Pathology at Punjabi University, India.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is a Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hakeem has worked as Post Doctorate Fellow in 2012 and Fellow Researcher (Associate Prof.) from 2013- 2016 at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. His specialty is in plant eco-physiology, molecular biology, plant-microbe-soil interactions, medicinal plant research and environmental sciences. So far, he has edited and authored more than 85 books with Springer International, Academic Press (Elsevier) etc. He has also to his credit more than 180 research publications in peer reviewed international journals, including 85 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. Dr. Hakeem is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships. He completed his PhD (Botany) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, in 2011.

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    —From the Foreword by Professor Philip Kotler, S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing (emeritus), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University