Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Vol. I

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • Deepmala Sehgal
  • Avinash Kumar
  • S.N. Raina

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rohit Joshi, Brijesh K. Gupta, Ashwani Pareek, Mohan B. Singh, Sneh L. Singla-Pareek
    Pages 1-24
  3. Prashanti Patel, Karuna Yadav, T. R. Ganapathi, Suprasanna Penna
    Pages 25-52
  4. Manoj K. Dhar, Rahul Sharma, Parivartan Vishal, Sanjana Kaul
    Pages 53-72
  5. H. M. Mamrutha, Rajender Singh, Davinder Sharma, Karnam Venkatesh, Girish Chandra Pandey, Rakesh Kumar et al.
    Pages 99-124
  6. Suchismita Roy, Manjari Mishra, Om Prakash Dhankher, Sneh L. Singla-Pareek, Ashwani Pareek
    Pages 125-165
  7. Shoib Ahmad Baba, Deepti Jain, Nasheeman Ashraf
    Pages 167-182
  8. Deepti Jain, Nasheeman Ashraf, J. P. Khurana, M. N. Shiva Kameshwari
    Pages 183-204
  9. Jyoti Taunk, Asha Rani, Richa Singh, Neelam R. Yadav, Ram C. Yadav
    Pages 205-230
  10. Smita Kumar, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi
    Pages 231-248
  11. Vijay Rani Rajpal, Deepmala Sehgal, Avinash Kumar, S. N. Raina
    Pages C1-C1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Volume I provides a consolidated update of the approaches taken to deepen our understanding of plants’ morphological, physiological and molecular responses to various abiotic stresses and progresses made in unraveling and understanding the regulatory mechanisms, signaling pathways and cross talk among mechanisms operating under abiotic stress situations in various crops. 

The book includes articles on the diverse tools and technological approaches the use of which has improved our understanding of the intricate mechanisms operating in crop plants under abiotic stress conditions. The chapters describe the use of various ‘omics’ platforms such as transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, microRNA and heat shock proteins as molecular players, phytohormone (s) regulation of stress signalling pathways, and various functional genomics approaches adopted by scientists to collate a wealth of information to understand abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms for crop improvement. In addition, chapters have been contributed on the burning topic of the role of chromatin remodeling under stress conditions and on the epigenetic dynamics via histones modifications that can improve stress tolerance in crops by enhancing the stress memory.

We are very hopeful that the topics will be useful to a broad community of scientists working in similar areas and the outcomes discussed can provide useful leads to build strategies to generate abiotic stress tolerant varieties. 


Abiotic stress Functional mechanisms Regulatory mechanisms Signalling pathways Stress tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
    • 1
  • Deepmala Sehgal
    • 2
  • Avinash Kumar
    • 3
  • S.N. Raina
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Hansraj CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.CIMMYT HeadquartersEl BatánMexico
  3. 3.Vinoba Bhave UniversityHazaribagIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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