1st Edition

Plant Growth Regulators to Manage Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Agroecosystems

Edited By Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Heba I. Mohamed Copyright 2025
    444 Pages 16 Color & 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Plant Growth Regulators to Manage Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Agroecosystems is a comprehensive book that explores the use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) as effective stress-reduction techniques in agricultural environments. This book investigates the role of PGRs in handling biotic and abiotic stressors, offering useful insights to agriculturalists, researchers, and students. The book provides a comprehensive overview of many PGRs, including their methods of action and impacts on plant growth and development. It describes the use of PGRs to treat plant diseases caused by pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The book also discusses the application of PGRs to improve plant tolerance to adverse climatic circumstances including drought, salt, and extreme temperatures. The authors also underline PGRs' sustainable and environmentally friendly character, which makes them a potential option for chemical therapies. They explore PGRs' potential to improve agricultural yield and resilience, therefore helping food security in a rapidly changing global environment. This book is an excellent resource for learning about the applications and advantages of PGRs in modern agriculture.


    Overview of Plant Growth Regulators and their Synthesis

    Humberto Aguirre-Becerra, Diana Sáenz-de-la-O, Noelia Isabel Ferrusquía-Jiménez, Joel Ernesto Martínez-Camacho, Ma. Cristiina Vázquez-Hernández, Valeria Caltzontzin-Rabell and Ana Angélica Feregrino-Pérez

    Plant Growth Regulators and Senescence

    Nihal Gören Sağlam, Orkun Yaycılı and Celal Doruk Arıcı

    Fungal Phytohormones: Plant Growth Regulators and Crop Productivity

    C. J. Mendoza-Meneses, Betsie Martínez-Cano, María Isabel Nieto-Ramírez, Amanda Kim Rico-Chávez, Karen Esquivel-Escalante and Ana A. Feregrino-Pérez

    Implication of Ethylene as a Regulator of Disease Resistance in Plants

    Sumi Sarkar, Nor Anis Nadhirah Md Nasir, Irnis Azura Zakarya and A.K.M. Aminul Islam

    Role of Strigolactone in the Alleviation of Biotic Stress in Plants

    Marium Khatun, Nor Anis Nadhirah Md Nasir, Irnis Azura Zakarya and A.K.M. Aminul Islam

    Prospective Role of Brassinosteroids In Tolerance to Biotic Stress and Plant Defence

    Sayani Bandyopadhyay, Pratik Saha, Anubhab Hooi, Amitava Mondal and Kousik Atta

    Jasmonic Acid: Application for Growth Improvement and Protection against Biotic Stress

    Yachana Jha, Heba I. Mohamed, M.T. El-Mahdy and Mona F.A. Dawood

    Antimicrobial Potential of Salicylic Acid in Plants

    Parteek Prasher and Mousmee Sharma

    Roles of Gibberellins in Plant Defense against Biotic and Abiotic Stress

    Murad Muhammad, Abdul Basit, Aqsa Arooj, Gopal Dixit, Muhammad Majeed, Dwaipayan Sinha, Heba I. Mohamed and Wen-Jun Li

    Plant Phenolics and Oxidative Stress

    Parteek Prasher and Mousmee Sharma

    Brassinosteroid: A Stress-Reliever Molecule for Plants under Abiotic Stress

    Naresh Kumar, Charu Lata, Gurpreet kaur, Anshul Sharma Manjul and Sonu

    The Regulatory Function of Polyamines in Plant Abiotic Stress

    Asmaa M. Mogazy

    Karrikin: Regulation of Biosynthesis, Hormonal Crosstalk, and Its Role in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Adaptation

    Mona F.A. Dawood, Heba I. Mohamed, Yachana Jha and M.T. El-Mahdy

    Effect of Phytohormones on Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation

    Ayesha Khan, Abdul Basit, Inayat Ullah, Nihal Gören Sağlam and Heba I. Mohamed

    Cytokinin Signaling in Plant Response to Abiotic Stresses

    Izhar Ullah, Muhammad Danish Toor, Abdul Basit and Heba I. Mohamed

    Plant Nitric Oxide Signaling under Abiotic Stresses 

    Alia Telli, Ouiza Djerroudi, Salim Azib, Ahmed Chaabna and Halima Khaled

    UV Light Stress Induces Phenolic Compounds in Plants

    Darem Sabrina, Telli Alia, Benhamouda Hicham and Benslama Mohamed

    Triacontanol: Role in Abiotic Stress Resistance and Tolerance

    Moh Sajid Ansari, Adnan Khan, Abrar A. Khan and Heba I. Mohamed



    Dr. Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Plant Pathology Research Institute in Giza, Egypt. His research interests include developing plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding fungal pathogen genomes, and creating eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxigenic fungi and plant diseases. He has published 26 books on nanobiotechnology applications in agriculture and plant protection, and has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier book series Nanobiotechnology for Plant Protection and the Series Editor for Applications of Genome Modified Plants and Microbes in Food and Agriculture. He has been ranked among the top 2% of influential scientists in nanobiotechnology for several years.

    Dr. Heba I. Mohamed is a Professor of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Education, Biological and Geological Sciences Department, Ain Shams University. Dr. Mohamed has obtained a certificate of recognition in honor of achievement in an international publication that supports Ain Shams University. She obtained an encouragement State Award in Basic Sciences (Biological Sciences) in 2018. She was ranked in the top 2% of the most influential scientists in the world for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Elsevier and Stanford University.