1st Edition

Plant Stress Biology
Progress and Prospects of Genetic Engineering

Edited By

Arindam Kuila

ISBN 9781771889254
Published December 10, 2020 by Apple Academic Press
362 Pages 13 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations

USD $179.95

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Book Description

This unique book covers the molecular aspects of plant stress and the various industrial applications. Chapters cover many important topics in the biology of plant stress, including morphological and physiological changes of plants due to accumulation of pollutants; the types of stress for enhanced biofuel production from plant biomass; plant adaptation due to different types of environmental stresses; potential applications of microRNAs to improve abiotic stress tolerance in plants; plant resistance to viruses and the molecular aspects; photosynthesis under stress conditions; plant responses to weeds, pests, pathogens, and agrichemical stress conditions; and plant responses under the stress of drought.

Key features:

• Describes the different types of plant stress

• Details the current and possible applications of plant stress biology

• Presents several case studies that include applications of plant stress

• Explores plant stress biology for applications in biofuel science

Plant Stress Biology: Progress and Prospects of Genetic Engineering will be useful for researchers in diverse fields as well as for plant biologists, environmental biologists, faculty, and students. The book will also be helpful for further advancement of research in the area of plant stress biology.

Table of Contents

1. Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metal in Plants: Morphological and Physiological Changes

V. Verma, G. Singhal, P. Singh, and N. Srivastava

2. Different Environmental Stress for Enhanced Biofuel Production from Plant Biomass

S. Joshi, M. Choudhary, and N. Srivastava

3. Application of Plant Stress for Enhanced Biofuel Production

Shritoma Sengupta, Debalina Bhattacharya, and Mainak Mukhopadhyay

4. Improving Plant Adaptation/Tolerance Under Stress Conditions: Future Prospects

Ranjeet Kaur and Rupam Kumar Bhunia

5. MicroRNAs as a Potential Tool to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

Chandra Pal Singh

6. Molecular Approaches for Engineering Plants Resistant to Viruses

Nirbhay Kumar Kushwaha, Shweta Roy, Mansi, Hasthi Ram, and Praveen Soni

7. Plant Responses to Weeds, Pests, Pathogens, and Agrichemical Stress Conditions

Rituparna Saha, Debalina Bhattacharya, and Mainak Mukhopadhyay

8. Stomatal Adaptive Response in Plants under Drought Stress

Hasthi Ram, Amandeep Kaur, Nishu Gandass, Megha Katoch, Shweta Roy, Nirbhay Kumar Kushwaha, and Praveen Soni

9. Understanding the Epigenetic Regulation of Plants Under Stress and Potential Application in Agriculture

Shweta Roy, Nirbhay Kumar Kushwaha, Hasthi Ram, and Praveen Soni

10. Understanding the Mechanism of Drought Tolerance in Pearl Millet

Praveen Soni

11. Biotic Stress on Wheat: An Overview

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Sunita Singh, and Girish Chandra Pandey

12. Effect of Water Scarcity and High Temperature on Wheat Productivity

Vidisha Thakur and Girish Chandra Pandey

13. Insect Pest Management of Agricultural Crops

Ritika, Nikita Bhati, Shreya, and Arun Kumar Sharma

14. Impact of Stress Factors on Plants for Enhancing Biomass Generations Towards Biofuels

Dipankar Ghosh, Shrestha Debnath, and Kamalendu De

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Arindam Kuila, PhD, is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India. Previously, he worked as a research associate at Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Centre, Bangalore, India. He earned his PhD at the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, in 2013, in the area of lignocellulosic biofuel production. He was awarded a Petrotech Research Fellowship. He has an Indo-Brazil collaborative project funded by DBT, India, and has co-authored peer-reviewed research papers, review papers, edited books, and book chapters, and he has filed five patents.