1st Edition

Plant Metabolites under Environmental Stress Mechanisms, Responses, and Adaptation Strategies

Edited By Nivas M. Desai, Manasi Patil, Umesh R. Pawar Copyright 2023
    332 Pages 14 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    332 Pages 14 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume provides a timely update on the knowledge of plant responses to various environmental stresses such as salinity, waterlogging, drought, pollution, heat, temperature, oxidative stress, and mineral deficiencies. Chapters focus on physiological and biochemical mechanisms identified in plants that are crucial for them to adapt to biotic and abiotic stress and the methods for improving plant tolerance mechanisms. The book also throws light on plant secondary metabolites such as phenolic compounds and plant growth regulators in ameliorating the stressful conditions in plants.

    The scientific knowledge and expertise presented in this volume will be valuable to agronomists, plant physiologists, horticulturists, research scholars of botany and agriculture science, and academicians of plant sciences as well as students in these areas.

    1. Endophytic Fungi: A Tool for Managing Abiotic Stress in Plants?

    Shakuntala Ghorai

    2. Comparative Study of Physiological and Biochemical Response of Tribulus terrestris L. and Pedalium murex L. to Salt Stress

    Varsha Sanjay Khude

    3. Adaptation Strategies of Rhododendron Under Environmental Stress

    Shreyasi Biswas and Mahuya Mukhopadhyay

    4. Waterlogging Stress: ROS Generation and Its Effects on Plants

    Swarupa Agnihotri and Vijaya Nikam

    5. Remediation of Organic Textile Dyes and Effluent by Freshwater Filamentous Cyanobacteria: A Review

    Madhulika Gupta

    6. Dust Pollution and Plants: A Case Study of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Nitesh Joshi

    7. Air Pollution-Induced Stress in Avenue Trees: A Case Study of Mysore City, Karnataka, India

    C. Hemavathi and J. Shobha

    8. Plant Responses to Drought Stress: Morphological, Physiological, Molecular Approaches and Drought Resistance

    Pratap Vyankatrao Naikwade

    9. Devastating Effect of Amphan Cyclone on the Biodiversity of Sunderban Mangroves and the Need of Its Rehabilitation

    Madhumita Majumder

    10. Phenolic Compounds under Stress

    Babita Rana and Kavita Chahal

    11. Stress and Its Influence on the Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species and Oxidative Damage in Plants

    J. Naveen, G. Hithamani, and H. G. Pushpalatha

    12. Phenolic Compounds: Stress Markers of Plants and Their Protective Role

    G. Hithamani, J. Naveen, and H. G. Pushpalatha

    13. Nitrogen and Organic Acid Metabolism in Portulaca oleracea L. Under Drought Stress

    Vishal V. Naik, Amol V. Patil, and Baburao A. Karadge


    Nivas M. Desai, PhD, is a Fellow of the Association of Plant Science Research (FAPSR). With over a decade in the field of plant science research, Dr. Desai has a unique identity that shines through his more than 32 international and national publications. His research areas are marine botany, plant physiology, functional foods, and photochemistry. He is a recipient of a DST Fastrack Young Scientist Fellowship and has successfully completed a project on developing biofuel from marine cyanobacteria. He holds two Australian and two Indian patents. He has also attended more than 30 international and national conferences. He is the recipient of several Young Scientist Awards and one Research Excellence Award. He is the author of many book chapters and has edited six books.

    Manasi Patil, PhD, is a Plant Physiologist and an Assistant Professor at Sadguru Gadage Maharaj College, Karad, India. Her research interests are stress physiology, oil seed plants, and the application of plant growth regulators. She has many research publications to her credit and has attended several conferences. She holds one Australian and two Indian patents. She has also been assigned several projects from the University Grants Commission and Shivaji University Kolhapur, India. She received her PhD from the Department of Botany, Shivaji University Kolhapur, India.

    Umesh R. Pawar, PhD, is a hardcore botanist and an Assistant Professor in the PG Department of Botany, SPK College Sawantwadi, India. His research area is in the field of molecular characterization of mangroves. He has several publications to his credit and has attended many conferences. He has one international and three national patents to his credit. He received his PhD from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.