1st Edition

Silicon in Plants
Advances and Future Prospects

ISBN 9781498739498
Published December 19, 2016 by CRC Press
392 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the present era, rapid industrialization and urbanization has resulted in unwanted physiological, chemical, and biological changes in the environment that have harmful effects on crop quality and productivity. This situation is further worsened by the growing demand for food due to an ever increasing population. This forces plant scientists and agronomists to look forward for alternative strategies to enhance crop production and produce safer, healthier foods. Biotic and abiotic stresses are major constraints to crop productivity and have become an important challenge to agricultural scientists and agronomists due to the fact that both stress factors considerably reduce agriculture production worldwide per year.

Silicon has various effects on plant growth and development, as well as crop yields. It increases photosynthetic activity, creates better disease resistance, reduces heavy metal toxicity, improves nutrient imbalance, and enhances drought tolerance. Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects presents the beneficial effects of silicon in improving productivity in plants and enhancing the capacity of plants to resist stresses from environmental factors. It compiles recent advances made worldwide in different leading laboratories concerning the role of silicon in plant biology in order to make these outcomes easily accessible to academicians, researchers, industrialists, and students. Nineteen chapters summarize information regarding the role of silicon in plants, their growth and development, physiological and molecular responses, and responses against the various abiotic stresses.

Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Silicon-Mediated Alleviation of Abiotic Stress in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Perspective
Denis Líška, Milan Soukup, Zuzana Lukacová, Boris Bokor, and Marek Vaculík

Role of Silicon under Nutrient Deficiency: Recent Advances and Future Perspective
Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Fatima Akmal, Noorani Mir, Muhammad Rizwan, Asif Naeem, Muhammad Sabir, and Zahoor Ahmad

Regulatory Mechanisms by Silicon to Overcome the Salinity-Induced Imbalance of Essential Nutrient Elements
Prabhakaran Soundararajan, Abinaya Manivannan, and Byoung Ryong Jeong

Silicon: A Potential Element to Impart Resistance to Photosynthetic Machinery under Different Abiotic Stresses
Gausiya Bashri, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, and Devendra Kumar Chauhan

Silicon and Heavy Metal Tolerance of Plants
Clístenes Williams Araújo do Nascimento and Karina Patrícia Vieira da Cunha

Silicon and Nanotechnology: Role in Agriculture and Future Perspectives
Anita Singh, Shikha Singh, and Sheo Mohan Prasad

Silicon and Floricultural Crops: Evaluation of Silicon Uptake and Deposition in Floricultural Plants
Yoo Gyeong Park, Chung Ho Ko, Sowbiya Muneer, and Byoung Ryong Jeong

Silicon and Alleviation of Salt Stress in Crop Genotypes Differing in Salt Tolerance
Muhammad Shahzad, Abdul Qadir, and Sajid Masood

Silicon-Mediated Modulations of Genes and Secondary Metabolites in Plants: A Comprehensive Overview
Abinaya Manivannan, Prabhakaran Soundararajan, and Byoung Ryong Jeong

Role of Silicon under Heavy Metal and Toxic Element Stress: An Emphasis on Root Biology
Marek Vaculík and Miroslava Vaculíková

Silicon Uptake and Translocation in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
Anuradha Patel, Jitendra Kumar, Madhulika Singh, Vijay Pratap Singh, and Sheo Mohan Prasad

Silicon and Chromium Toxicity in Plants: An Overview
Rehan Ahmad, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Rizwan, Fakhir Hannan, Muhammad Adrees, and Muhammad Daud Khan

Role of Silicon in Plants: Present Scenario and Future Prospects
Shweta, Swati Singh, Bishwajit Kumar Kushwaha, Parvaiz Ahmad, Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Nawal Kishore Dubey, and Devendra Kumar Chauhan

Silicon and Cadmium Toxicity in Plants: An Overview
Fakhir Hannan, Shafaqat Ali, Rehan Ahmad, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Iqbal, Hina Rizvi, and Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman

Roles of Silicon in Improving Drought Tolerance in Plants
Hemmat Khattab

Silicon Nutrition and Crop Improvement: Recent Advances and Future Perspective
Arkadiusz Artyszak and Katarzyna Kucinska

Silicon and Antioxidant Defense System against Abiotic Stresses in Plants: An Overview
Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Hinnan Khalid, Fatima Akmal, Maqsooda Waqar, Muhammad Rizwan, Farooq Qayyum, and Muhammad Nadeem

Silicon Nutrition and Rice Crop Improvement in Iran: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
Allahyar Fallah

Efficacy of Silicon against Aluminum Toxicity in Plants: An Overview
Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Gausiya Bashri, Shweta, Swati Singh, Parvaiz Ahmad, Vijay Pratap Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Nawal Kishore Dubey, and Devendra Kumar Chauhan

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