Providing basic information on reactive oxygen species (ROS), this volume describes new developments in the action of ROS, the role of antioxidants, and the mechanisms developed to scavenge free radical associated cellular damage. It illustrates the chemistry of ROS, ROS signaling, antioxidative defense systems, transgene approaches in scavenging ROS, and the role of oxidative stress in plant recalcitrance and hyperhydricity as well as how plants orchestrate their response to morphogenesis. It also includes a brief account of the use of medicinal plants for natural antioxidants, emphasizing biochemical details.
Table of Contents
Sites of Generation and Physicochemical Basis of Formation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Plant Cell; S. Bhattacharjee
Multiple Roles of Radicals in Plants; Igor Kovalchuk
Reactive Oxygen Species and Ascorbate-Glutathione Interplay in Signaling and Stress Responses; V. Locato et al.
Reactive Oxygen Species and Programmed Cell Death; Tsanko Gechev, Veselin Petrov and Ivan Minkov
Oxidative Burst-mediated ROS Signaling Pathways Regulating Tuberization in Potato; D. Sarkar and S. Sharma
ROS Regulation of Antioxidant Genes; P.V. Mylona and Alexios N. Polidoros
The Role of Antioxidant Enzymes during Leaf Development; Yun-Hee Kim and Sang-Soo Kwak
Antioxidants Involvement in the Ageing of Non-green Organs: The Potato Tuber as a Model; Pierre Delaplace et al.
Metal Toxicity, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidative Defense System in Plants; R.S. Dubey
ROS, Oxidative Stress and Engineering Resistance in Higher Plants; Damla D. Bilgin
Role of Free Radicals and Antioxidants in in vitro Morphogenesis; S. Dutta Gupta
ROS as Biomarkers in Hyperhydricity; Nieves Fernandez-Garcia et al.
Antioxidant Effects of Plant Polyphenols: A Case Study of a Polyphenol-rich Extract from Geranium sanguineum L.; Julia Serkedjieva
LC-(Q) TOF-MS Characterization of Phenolic Antioxidants; Segura-Carretero et al.
Antioxidant Properties of Chinese Medicinal Plants; Hua-Bin Li et al.
Gupta\, S. Dutta
Its presentation is neat and simple, referencing and general text and graphic formatting are consistent throughout, and it reads very well. The topics compiled complement each other. While the subject is very broad, the fundamental aspects of ROS and antioxidants along with their nature and function in plants are well addressed. In addition to the knowledge provided, the book also offers a wealth of literature to those interested in specific details about a particular aspect. Overall it is a book worth having an excellent addition to any life science library and its users.
—M.W. Bairu, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in the South African Journal of Botany, 2012