Low-Oxygen Stress in Plants

Oxygen Sensing and Adaptive Responses to Hypoxia

  • Joost T. van Dongen
  • Francesco Licausi

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sensing and Signalling Hypoxic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monika Kosmacz, Daan A. Weits
      Pages 3-17
    3. Olga B. Blokhina, Petri Törönen, Kurt V. Fagerstedt
      Pages 19-39
    4. Abir U. Igamberdiev, Claudio Stasolla, Robert D. Hill
      Pages 41-58
  3. Molecular Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Beatrice Giuntoli, Pierdomenico Perata
      Pages 77-93
    3. Reed Sorenson, Julia Bailey-Serres
      Pages 95-115
  4. Metabolic Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Wenqiang Yang, Claudia Catalanotti, Matthew C. Posewitz, Jean Alric, Arthur R. Grossman
      Pages 135-163
    3. Angelika Mustroph, Natalia Hess, Rashmi Sasidharan
      Pages 165-184
    4. Carola Päpke, Santiago Ramirez-Aguilar, Carla Antonio
      Pages 185-208
  5. Morphological Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Hirokazu Takahashi, Takaki Yamauchi, Timothy David Colmer, Mikio Nakazono
      Pages 247-265
  6. Ecophysiological Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Hans van Veen, Divya Vashisht, Laurentius A. C. J. Voesenek, Rashmi Sasidharan
      Pages 329-349
  7. Agronomical and Horticultural Aspects of Low-Oxygen Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Quang Tri Ho, Kim Buts, Els Herremans, Maarten L. A. T. M. Hertog, Pieter Verboven, Bart M. Nicolaï
      Pages 353-369
    3. Wessel L. Holtman, Berry J. Oppedijk, Marco Vennik, Bert van Duijn
      Pages 371-380
  8. Technical Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Cindy Ast, Arie Draaijer
      Pages 397-417
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 419-426

About this book


During the last ten years, knowledge about the multitude of adaptive responses of plants to low oxygen stress has grown immensely. The oxygen sensor mechanism has been discovered, the knowledge about the interaction network of gene expression is expanding and metabolic adaptations have been described in detail. Furthermore, morphological changes were investigated and the regulative mechanisms triggered by plant hormones or reactive oxygen species have been revealed. This book provides a broad overview of all these aspects of low oxygen stress in plants. It integrates knowledge from different disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, ecophysiology and agricultural / horticultural sciences to comprehensively describe how plants cope with low oxygen stress and discuss its ecological and agronomical consequences. This book is written for plant scientists, biochemists and scientists in agriculture and ecophysiology.


abiotic stress ecophysiological adaptions hypoxia morphological adaptions oxygen sensing plant metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Joost T. van Dongen
    • 1
  • Francesco Licausi
    • 2
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore Sant´AnnaPisaItaly

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