1st Edition

Strigolactones, Alkamides and Karrikins in Plants Recent Updates and Future Prospects

Edited By Soumya Mukherjee, Tariq Aftab Copyright 2023
    294 Pages 36 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    294 Pages 36 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Strigolactones, Alkamides and Karrikins in Plants: Recent Updates and Future Prospects provides comprehensive knowledge on the various aspects of plant growth, physiology, and communication associated with the three potential biomolecules. Strigolactones have gained much importance in the last decade as potential plant growth regulators. Likewise, alkamides are also known for their plant growth regulatory and pharmacological properties. The evolutionary signi□ficance of karrikins as a potential signaling molecule in different plant groups has been fascinating to plant physiologists and ecologists. This book enables the reader to gain insights into the myriad role of these biomolecules in plant physiology in normal and challenging environments.

    The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:

    • Regulation of strigolactone biosynthesis
    • Strigolactones and plant stress tolerance
    • Strigolactones and parasitic plants
    • Alkamides and plant-microbe interaction in rhizosphere
    • Pharmacological potential of alkamides
    • Molecular associations of strigolactones and karrikins
    • Karrikins in plant biotechnology
    • Commercial realities of karrikins in biodiversity restoration

    In reference to the recent findings in the □field, the authors have provided insights into the role of each biomolecule and analyzed the future prospects of each cover area.

    The present book is the first of its kind, in which the three molecules have been integrated as potential regulators of plant signaling, communication, and physiology in adverse conditions. Karrikins in plant biology is an emerging field in which its inter-relationship with strigolactones shall pave the way to future investigations of the molecular mechanisms of plant stress tolerance, regulation of root system architecture, and crop yield.



    Section I: Strigolactones in Plant Biology

    1. Biosynthetic regulation of strigolactones in plants - Maryam Valivand

    2. Roles of Strigolactone in Plant Growth and Development - Deeksha Singh, Shivangi Mathur, Rajiv Ranjan

    3. Strigolactones; Regulators of Root Development - Kanval Shaukat, Mahmood-ur-Rahman, Abdul Wahid, Noreen Zahra, Abdul Samad, Mereen Nizar, Rubina Naseer, Aaliya Batool

    4. Regulatory roles of Strigolactones in Drought tolerance in plants - Kriti Gupta, Simranjeet Kaur, Muhammad Asad Naseer, Avneesh Kumar

    5. Strigolactones in plants: Web networking with phytohormonal crosstalk - Atif Khurshid Wani, Nahid Akhtar, Sourbh Suren Garg, Farida Rahayu, Tahir ul Gani Mir, Ajit Prakash, Rattandeep Singh

    6. Strigolactone in Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Crop Plants - Ghazala Nawaz, Sakina Mussarat, Tauheed

    7. Host – Parasitic Plant Interaction: The Key Role of Strigolactones - Youness En-nahli, Zouhaier Abbes, Imen Trabelsi, William Makaza, Mohamed Kharrat, Michel Edmond Ghanem, Nour Eddine Es-Safi, Moez Amri

    Section II: Alkamides- Ecophysiological and pharmacological perspectives

    8. Alkamides and humic acids: Insights to soil fertility - Tahseen Afzal

    9. Alkamides in Root Development - Atish Sardar

    10. Alkamides and Plant Microbe Interactions in Rhizosphere: Current Status & Future Perspectives - Muhammad Fraz Ali, Irsa Ejaz, Muhammad Asad Naseer, Zhencai Sun

    11. Humic acids and fatty acid amides: soil-plant interactions - Zandonadi db, Santos mp, Olivares fl, Canellas lp

    12. Alkamides symbiosis in plants as source of new antibiotics - Juan Bueno

    13. Alkamides as metabolites in plants - Hitesh Chopra, Santosh Kumar Gupta, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Muhammad Aurang Zeb, Muhammad Saad Khan, Qudsia Yousafi, Shabana Bibi

    14. Pharmacological potential of plant-derived alkylamides - Anju Jose, Chenmala karthika, Athira KV, Md. Habibur Rahman, Shrouq H. Sweilam

    Section III: Karrikins in Plant Biology

    15. Karrikins: Molecular Association with Strigolactones: Role in Plant Growth Regulation, and Quorum Sensing Modulation - Atif Khurshid Wani, Nahid Akhtar, Ajit Prakash, Sourbh Suren Garg, Tahir ul Gani Mir Rattandeep Singh

    16. Induction of dormancy release in agricultural weed seeds by plant-derived smoke and smoke-derived karrikin 1 (KAR1) – a relationship with plant hormones - Jan Kępczyński

    17. Application of smoke-water and KAR1 in plant biotechnology - Jan Kępczyński and Ewa Kępczyńska

    18. The role of karrikins to address pressing global challenges: plant abiotic stress tolerance, biodiversity restoration and karrikin commercial realities - Jitka Kochanek, Georgina McGregor, Kenneth A. Tryggestad, Gavin R. Flematti, Yunwei Wang, Aloesi Dakuidreketi, Santi Krisantin


    Soumya Mukherjee has accomplished his Ph.D from the Department of Botany, University of Delhi. He has been as ex faculty of Ramjas College, University of Delhi. Currently he is employed as a faculty in the Department of Botany, Jangipur College, University of Kalyani, West Bengal. He has worked as a CSIR- research fellow in the area of abiotic stress physiology of plants. He has published both research and review articles in various peer-reviewed international journals. He is serving as an associate editor in the editorial board of Plant signalling and Behaviour (Taylor and Francis). He has authored e-learning module in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry published as an effort of National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD Project undertaken by University of Delhi). He has acted as a subject reviewer of some peer reviewed international journals on plant science. Currently he is focused on undergraduate teaching to Botany (Hons.) and Life Science students in various fundamental aspects areas of Plant Physiology. He continues to work with research interests in salt-stress physiology associated with the aspects of hormone signalling, and biomolecular crosstalk mechanisms in plants.

    Tariq Aftab received his Ph.D. in the Department of Botany at Aligarh Muslim University, India, and is currently an Assistant Professor there. He is the recipient of a prestigious Leibniz-DAAD fellowship from Germany, Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and Government of India. After completing his doctorate, he has worked as Research Fellow at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi and as Post-doctorate Fellow at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Dr. Aftab also worked as Visiting Scientist at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, and in the Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA. He is a member of various scientific associations from India and abroad. He has edited several books with international publishers, including Elsevier Inc., Springer Nature and CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), co-authored several book chapters, and published over more than 60 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include physiological, proteomic, and molecular studies on medicinal and aromatic plants.