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Medicinal Plant Responses to Stressful Conditions

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ISBN 9781032151984
May 10, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
456 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Medicinal Plant Responses to Stressful Conditions discusses the effects of multiple biotic and abiotic stressors on medicinal plants.  It features information on biochemical, molecular, and physiological strategies used to mitigate or alleviate detrimental effects of biotic and abiotic stressors.  The book contains chapters featuring medicinal plants of importance covering subjects including genomics, functional genomics, metabolomics, phenomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics under biotic and abiotic stress of medicinal plants and their molecular responses.  It suggests exogenous application of different types of stimulants to enhance medicinal plant production in such conditions.


·         Details all aspects of biotic and abiotic stressors in various important medicinal plant species.

·         Chapters cover evidence-based approaches in the diagnosis and management of medicinal plants under stressful conditions. 

·         Includes information on ways to mitigate effects from high salinity, drought, temperature extremes, waterlogging, wind, high light intensity, UV radiation, heavy metals, or mineral deficiencies.

A volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book is an essential resource for plant scientists, botanists, environmental scientists, and anyone with an interest in herbal medicine

Table of Contents



1.       Allium cepa under stressful conditions

2.       Allium sativum and Stressful Conditions

3.       Anethum graveolens and Stressful Conditions

4.       Avena sativa under Drought Stress

5.       Avena sativa under Toxic Elements

6.       Citrus lemon and Stressful Conditions

7.       Crocus sativus and Stressful Conditions

8.       Cuminum cyminum and Stressful Conditions

9.       Medicinal plant Hibiscus sabdariffa L. and its responses to various stresses

10.     Mentha piperita and Stressful Conditions

11.     Moringa oleifera under Stressful Conditions

12.     Nigella sativa and Stressful Conditions

13.     Olea europaea and Stressful Conditions

14.     Origanum taxa and stressful conditions

15.     Petrosolinum crispum under Stressful Conditions

16.     Pheonix dectylifera and Stressful Conditions

17.     Portulaca oleracea under Salt Stress

18.     Portulaca oleracea under Drought Stress

19.     Ricinus communis and Stressful Conditions

20.     Salvadora persica L. and Stressful Conditions

21.     Salvia officinalis and Stressful Conditions

22.     The role of secondary metabolites in Thymus vulgaris under abiotic stress

23.     Trigonella foenum-graceum and stressful conditions

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Professor Arafat Abdel Hamed Abdel Latef is a Professor of plant physiology at the Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Egypt. He received his BSc in 1998, M.Sc. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2005 from South Valley University, Egypt. Prof. Arafat has published research/review articles in high quality international and local journals. He has edited one book for CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC (Will be published in July 2021) and one book for Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (Contracted). He has also published book chapters in international volumes including John Wiley and Sons Inc and Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. Prof. Arafat is the recipient of the ParOwn 1207 Post Doctor Fellowship 2007 granted by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which was carried out in the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. Prof. Arafat is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals such as Topic Editor of Plants-Basel and Review Editor of Frontiers in Plant Science. Furthermore, he is an expert reviewer for about 80 international journals. Recently, he received Top Peer Reviewer Award 2019 Powered by Publons. Prof. Arafat has received several awards, such as the South Valley University Award for Scientific Publication (2010–2021). In addition, he has received the South Valley University award for Scientific Excellence 2019. Prof. Arafat is actively engaged in studying the physio-biochemical and molecular responses of different plants under environmental stresses and their tolerance strategies under these stressors.