Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants, Vol 2

Molecular and Genetic Perspectives

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michael James Van Oosten, Antonello Costa, Paola Punzo, Simone Landi, Alessandra Ruggiero, Giorgia Batelli et al.
    Pages 39-70
  3. Karaba Nalkur Nataraja, Madathil Sreekumar Parvathi
    Pages 71-90
  4. Sávio Pinho dos Reis, Deyvid Novaes Marques, Aline Medeiros Lima, Cláudia Regina Batista de Souza
    Pages 91-122
  5. Éderson Akio Kido, José Ribamar Costa Ferreira-Neto, Valesca Pandolfi, Amanda Cordeiro de Melo Souza, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon
    Pages 153-185
  6. Ana T. Mata, Tiago F. Jorge, Marcel V. Pires, Carla Antonio
    Pages 187-216
  7. Lidiane L. Barbosa Amorim, João Pacífico Bezerra-Neto, Rômulo da Fonseca do Santos, José Ribamar Costa Ferreira Neto, Ederson Akio Kido, Mitalle Matos et al.
    Pages 315-358
  8. Mohammad Taher Hallajian
    Pages 359-383
  9. José Ricardo Parreira, Diana Branco, André M. Almeida, Anna Czubacka, Monika Agacka-Mołdoch, Jorge A. P. Paiva et al.
    Pages 433-471
  10. Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya, Mohammad Anwar Hossain
    Pages 473-511
  11. Yan Xue, Shiu-Cheung Lung, Mee-Len Chye
    Pages 549-569
  12. Asif Khan, Gaurav Zinta
    Pages 571-586
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 587-604

About this book


Drought is one of the most severe constraints to crop productivity worldwide, and thus it has become a major concern for global food security.  Due to an increasing world population, droughts could lead to serious food shortages by 2050. The situation may worsen due to predicated climatic changes that may increase the frequency, duration and severity of droughts. Hence, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the complex mechanisms associated with drought tolerance and to develop modern crop varieties that are more resilient to drought. Identification of the genes responsible for drought tolerance in plants will contribute to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that could enable crop plants to respond to drought. The discovery of novel drought related genes, the analysis of their expression patterns in response to drought, and determination of the functions these genes play in drought adaptation will provide a base to develop effective strategies to enhance the drought tolerance of crop plants. Plant breeding efforts to increase crop yields in dry environments have been slow to date mainly due to our poor understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in how plants respond to drought. In addition, when it comes to combining favourable alleles, there are practical obstacles to developing superior high yielding genotypes fit for drought prone environments. Drought Tolerance in Plants, Vol 2:  Molecular and Genetic Perspectives combines novel topical findings, regarding the major molecular and genetic events associated with drought tolerance, with contemporary crop improvement approaches. This volume is unique as it makes available for its readers not only extensive reports of existing facts and data, but also practical knowledge and overviews of state-of-the-art technologies, across the biological fields, from plant breeding using classical and molecular genetic information, to the modern omic technologies, that are now being used in drought tolerance research to breed drought-related traits into modern crop varieties. This book is useful for teachers and researchers in the fields of plant breeding, molecular biology and biotechnology.


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.Genetics & Plant BreedingBangladesh Agricultural UniversityMymensinghBangladesh
  2. 2.Plant Breeding & GeneticsSKUAST-KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.BotanyUniversity of BurdwanBurdwanIndia
  4. 4.BotanyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  5. 5.Signaling Pathway Research UnitRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource ScYokohamaJapan

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