Salinity Responses and Tolerance in Plants, Volume 2

Exploring RNAi, Genome Editing and Systems Biology

  • Vinay Kumar
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Penna Suprasanna
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Oksana Sytar, Sonia Mbarki, Marek Zivcak, Marian Brestic
    Pages 21-48
  3. Zeba I. Seraj, Sabrina M. Elias, Sudip Biswas, Narendra Tuteja
    Pages 119-141
  4. Ratanesh Kumar, Sudhir Kumar, Neeti Sanan-Mishra
    Pages 143-188
  5. P. Suprasanna, S. A. Ghuge, V. Y. Patade, S. J. Mirajkar, G. C. Nikalje
    Pages 189-216
  6. Huatao Chen, Heng Ye, Tuyen D. Do, Jianfeng Zhou, Babu Valliyodan, Grover J. Shannon et al.
    Pages 217-237
  7. Pannaga Krishnamurthy, Lin Qingsong, Prakash P. Kumar
    Pages 239-266
  8. Luisa D’Amelia, Emilia Dell’Aversana, Pasqualina Woodrow, Loredana F. Ciarmiello, Petronia Carillo
    Pages 267-287
  9. Pradeep Kumar Shukla, Saumya Shukla, Preeti Rajoriya, Pragati Misra
    Pages 289-305
  10. Amrita Srivastav, Tushar Khare, Vinay Kumar
    Pages 307-326

About this book


Soil salinity is a key abiotic-stress and poses serious threats to crop yields and quality of produce. Owing to the underlying complexity, conventional breeding programs have met with limited success. Even genetic engineering approaches, via transferring/overexpressing a single ‘direct action gene’ per event did not yield optimal results. Nevertheless, the biotechnological advents in last decade coupled with the availability of genomic sequences of major crops and model plants have opened new vistas for understanding salinity-responses and improving salinity tolerance in important glycophytic crops. Our goal is to summarize these findings for those who wish to understand and target the molecular mechanisms for producing salt-tolerant and high-yielding crops. Through this 2-volume book series, we critically assess the potential venues for imparting salt stress tolerance to major crops in the post-genomic era. Accordingly, perspectives on improving crop salinity tolerance by targeting the sensory, ion-transport and signaling mechanisms were presented in Volume 1.  Volume 2 now focuses on the potency of post-genomic era tools that include RNAi, genomic intervention, genome editing and systems biology approaches for producing salt tolerant crops.


CRISPR/Cas9 transgenic plants RNAi Phytohormones Glyoxalases Nanobiotechnology Metabolomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinay Kumar
    • 1
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 2
  • Penna Suprasanna
    • 3
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyModern College of Arts Science and Commerce, Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia
  2. 2.Genetics and Plant BreedingMountain Research Center for Field CropsKhudwani, AnantnagIndia
  3. 3.Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)MumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Stress Adaptation Research UnitRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource ScienceYokohamaJapan

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