Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants, Vol 1

Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Mohammad Anwar Hossain
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Soumen Bhattacharjee
  • David J Burritt
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Seyed Yahya Salehi-Lisar, Hamideh Bakhshayeshan-Agdam
    Pages 1-16
  3. Patrick Burgess, Bingru Huang
    Pages 45-75
  4. Marek Zivcak, Marian Brestic, Oksana Sytar
    Pages 105-143
  5. Lyuben Zagorchev, Denitsa Teofanova, Mariela Odjakova
    Pages 187-226
  6. Walid Abuelsoud, Felix Hirschmann, Jutta Papenbrock
    Pages 227-249
  7. Jong Ahn Chun, Sanai Li, Qingguo Wang
    Pages 251-266
  8. Miren Sequera-Mutiozabal, Antonio F. Tiburcio, Rubén Alcázar
    Pages 267-286
  9. Cohen Ana Carmen, Piccoli Patricia, Bottini Rubén, Salomon María Victoria
    Pages 287-308
  10. Ana Laura Furlan, Eliana Bianucci, Stella Castro
    Pages 309-330
  11. Irada M. Huseynova, Samira M. Rustamova, Durna R. Aliyeva, Hasan G. Babayev, Jalal A. Aliyev
    Pages 349-378
  12. Mohammad Rokebul Hasan, Ajit Ghosh, Charanpreet Kaur, Ashwani Pareek, Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek
    Pages 379-399
  13. Aanchal Choudhary, Prachi Pandey, Muthappa Senthil-Kumar
    Pages 427-438
  14. Ananya Chakrabarty, Manashi Aditya, Nivedita Dey, Nabanita Banik, Soumen Bhattacharjee
    Pages 465-498
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 513-526

About this book


Abiotic stress adversely affects crop production worldwide, decreasing average yields for most of the crops to 50%. Among various abiotic stresses affecting agricultural production, drought stress is considered to be the main source of yield reduction around the globe. Due to an increasing world population, drought stress will lead to a serious food shortage by 2050. The situation may become worse due to predicated global climate change that may multiply the frequency and duration and severity of such abiotic stresses. Hence, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding on complex mechanisms of drought stress tolerance and to develop modern varieties that are more resilient to drought stress. Identification of the potential novel genes responsible for drought tolerance in crop plants will contribute to understanding the molecular mechanism of crop responses to drought stress. The discovery of novel genes, the analysis of their expression patterns in response to drought stress, and the determination of their potential functions in drought stress adaptation will provide the basis of effective engineering strategies to enhance crop drought stress tolerance. Although the in-depth water stress tolerance mechanisms is still unclear, it can be to some extent explained on the basis of ion homeostasis mediated by stress adaptation effectors, toxic radical scavenging, osmolyte biosynthesis, water transport, and long distance signaling response coordination. Importantly, complete elucidation of the physiological, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms for drought stress, perception, transduction, and tolerance is still a challenge to the plant biologists. The findings presented in volume 1 call attention to the physiological and biochemical modalities of drought stress that influence crop productivity, whereas volume 2 summarizes our current understanding on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of drought stress resistance in plants.


Drought Responses Drought Stress Molecular Breeding Tolerance Mechanisms Transgenic Plants Water Stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Anwar Hossain
    • 1
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 2
  • Soumen Bhattacharjee
    • 3
  • David J Burritt
    • 4
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedinBangladesh Agricultural UniversityMymensinghBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedinSher-e-Kashmir University of AgriculturaSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.University of BurdwanDepartment of BotanyBurdwanIndia
  4. 4.Department of BotanyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  5. 5.Center for Sustainable Resource ScienceRIKENYokohamaJapan

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