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
Foreword, Preface, List of Contributors, 1. Sites of Generation and Physiochemical Basis of Formation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Plant Cell, 2. Multiple Roles of Radicals in Plants, 3. Reactive Oxygen Species and Ascorbate-Glutathione Interplay in Signaling and Stress Responses, 4. Reactive Oxygen Species and Programmed Cell Death, 5. Oxidative Burst-mediated ROS Signaling Pathways Regulating Tuberization in Potato, 6. ROS Regulation of Antioxidant Genes, 7. The Role of Antioxidant Enzymes during Leaf Development, 8. Antioxidants Involvement in the Ageing of Non-green Organs: The Potato Tuber as a Model, 9. Metal Toxicity, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidative Defense System in Plants, 10. ROS, Oxidative Stress and Engineering Resistance in Higher Plants, 11. Role of Free Radicals and Antioxidants in in vitro Morphogenesis, 12. ROS as Biomarkers in Hyperhydricity, 13. Antioxidant Effects of Plant Polyphenols: A Case Study of a Polyphenol-rich Extract from Geranium sanguineum L. 14. LC-(Q) TOF-MS Characterization of Phenolic Antioxidants, 15. Antioxidant Properties of Chinese Medicinal Plants, Index, Color Plate Section
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