Salinity and Water Stress

Improving Crop Efficiency

  • M. Ashraf
  • M. Ozturk
  • H.R. Athar

Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Sciences book series (TAVS, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Salt and Water Stress

  3. Improving Crop Efficiency

    1. M. N. A. Omar, M. E. H. Osman, W. A. Kasim, I. A. Abd El-Daim
      Pages 133-147
    2. A. Mujeeb-Kazi, A. Gul, I. Ahmad, M. Farooq, Y. Rauf, A. -ur Rahman et al.
      Pages 149-163
    3. General Topics

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-244

About this book


Salinity and water stress limit crop productivity worldwide and generate substantial economic losses each year, yet innovative research on crop and natural resource management can reveal cost-effective ways in which farmers can increase both their productivity and their income.

Presenting recent research findings on salt stress, water stress and stress-adapted plants, this book offers insights into new strategies for increasing the efficiency of crops under stressful environments. The strategies are based on conventional breeding and advanced molecular techniques used by plant physiologists, and are discussed using specific case studies to illustrate their potential. The book emphasizes the effects of environmental factors on specific stages of plant development, and discusses the role of plant growth regulators, nutrients, osmoprotectants and antioxidants in counteracting their adverse affects.

Synthesising updated information on mechansisms of stress tolerance at cell, tissue and whole-plant level, this book provides a useful reference text for post graduate students and researchers involved in the fields of stress physiology and plant physiology in general, with additional readership amongst researchers in horticulture, agronomy, crop science, conservation, environmental management and ecological restoration.


Chloroplast Expression Flora Fungi Liana Plant physiology arabidopsis thaliana farmers physiology plant development quality seedlings water stress wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Ashraf
    • 1
  • M. Ozturk
    • 2
  • H.R. Athar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AgricultureFaislabadPakistan
  2. 2.Ege UniversityBornova IzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Bahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan

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