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Environmental Adaptations and Stress Tolerance of Plants in the Era of Climate Change

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • M.N.V. Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Hans-Werner Koyro, Parvaiz Ahmad, Nicole Geissler
    Pages 1-28
  3. Vinayak H. Lokhande, Penna Suprasanna
    Pages 29-56
  4. Fernando E. Prado, Mariana Rosa, Carolina Prado, Griselda Podazza, Roque Interdonato, Juan A. González et al.
    Pages 57-83
  5. Manuel Nieves-Cordones, Fernando Alemán, Mario Fon, Vicente Martínez, Francisco Rubio
    Pages 85-112
  6. Anna Źróbek-Sokolnik
    Pages 113-134
  7. Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Farooq, Iqbal Hussain, Rizwan Rasheed, Saddia Galani
    Pages 135-157
  8. Dana Zoldan, Reza Shekaste Band, Charles L. Guy, Ron Porat
    Pages 159-173
  9. Maria Rosa Abenavoli, Maria Rosaria Panuccio, Agostino Sorgonà
    Pages 175-198
  10. Luisa M. Sandalio, Maria Rodríguez-Serrano, Dharmendra K. Gupta, Angustias Archilla, Maria C. Romero-Puertas, Luis A. del Río
    Pages 199-215
  11. Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Ruby Chandna, Altaf Ahmad, Muhammad Iqbal
    Pages 217-232
  12. Praveen Guleria, Deepmala Goswami, Monika Mahajan, Vinay Kumar, Jyoti Bhardwaj, Sudesh Kumar Yadav
    Pages 265-278
  13. Haibo Xin, Feng Qin, Lam-Son Phan Tran
    Pages 279-295
  14. Parvaiz Ahmad, Renu Bhardwaj, Narendra Tuteja
    Pages 297-323
  15. Sylvia Lindberg, Md. Abdul Kader, Vladislav Yemelyanov
    Pages 325-360
  16. M. A. Matilla-Vázquez, A. J. Matilla
    Pages 361-380
  17. Mohammad Miransari
    Pages 381-393
  18. Elisa Gamalero, Bernard R. Glick
    Pages 395-412
  19. M. C. Cia, F. R. Capaldi, R. F. Carvalho, P. L. Gratão, R. A. Azevedo
    Pages 413-427

About this book


Climate change is a complex phenomenon with a wide range of impacts on the environment. Biotic and abiotic stress are a result of climate change.  Abiotic stress is caused by primary and secondary stresses which are an impediment to plant productivity. Prolonged exposure to these stresses results in altered metabolism and damage to biomolecules. Plants evolve defense mechanisms to withstand these stresses, e.g. synthesis of osmolytes, osmoprotectants, and antioxidants. Stress responsive genes and gene products including expressed proteins are implicated in conferring tolerance to the plant. This volume will provide the reader with a wide spectrum of information, including vital references. It also provides information as to how phytoconstituents, hormones and plant associated microbes help the plants to tolerate the stress. This volume also highlights the use of plant resources for ameliorating soil contaminants such as heavy metals.


Dr. Parvaiz is Assistant professor in Botany at A.S. College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has completed his post-graduation in Botany in 2000 from Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India. After his Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India in 2007 he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. He has published more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. He has also edited a volume which is in press with Studium Press Pvt. India Ltd., New Delhi, India. Dr. Parvaiz is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different plants (mulberry, pea, Indian mustard) under environmental stress.


Prof. M.N.V. Prasad is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, India. He received B.Sc. (1973) and M.Sc. (1975) degrees from Andhra University, India, and the Ph.D. degree (1979) in botany from the University of Lucknow, India. Prasad had published 216 articles in peer reviewed journals and 82 book chapters and conference proceedings in the broad area of  environmental botany and heavy metal stress in plants. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor for eight books. He is the recipient of  Pitamber Pant national Environment Fellowship  of  2007 awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.


Abiotic Stress Climate Change Plant Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
    • 1
  • M.N.V. Prasad
    • 2
  1. 1.A.S. College, Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2., Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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