Abiotic Stress Biology in Horticultural Plants

  • Yoshinori Kanayama
  • Alexey Kochetov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology in Horticultural Plants

  3. Effects of Abiotic Stress on Horticultural Crop Production and Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Yasushi Kawasaki
      Pages 87-99
  4. Stress Biology in Physiological Disorders of Horticultural Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Hiroki Ikeda, Yoshinori Kanayama
      Pages 117-126
    3. Akihiro Itai
      Pages 127-145
  5. Genetic Engineering Technologies and Omics in Stress Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Olga G. Smirnova, Elena N. Tishchenko, Anton A. Ermakov, Vladimir K. Shumny
      Pages 169-186
    3. Alex V. Kochetov, Elena A. Filipenko, Pavel S. Nikulin
      Pages 187-196
    4. V. V. Mironova, C. Weinholdt, I. Grosse
      Pages 197-220

About this book


The purpose of this publication is to elucidate the biological aspect of the abiotic stress response from the field to the molecular level in horticultural plants. This book is unique in that it concerns the basic aspect of abiotic stress biology and research progress at the molecular level in model plants or major field crops, as it focuses mainly on the abiotic stress response in existing horticultural plants. Many readers interested in plant abiotic stress biology are aware of the application of the latest findings to agricultural production, and this book will have a special appeal for those readers. The book will be of interest to scientists and graduate students who are involved in the research, development, production, processing, and marketing of horticultural products, including those in developing countries who are interested in high tech and advanced science in this field. The application of the latest findings to agricultural production is particularly useful.

Stress tolerance mechanisms in horticultural crops are gaining importance, because most agricultural regions are predicted to experience considerably more extreme environmental fluctuations due to global climate change. Further, because of recent progress in next-generation sequencing technologies, the postgenomic era is impending not only in model plants and major cereal crops but also in horticultural crops, which comprise a great diversity of species. This book provides information on the physiological aspects of the abiotic stress response in horticultural plants, which is considered essential for postgenomic research.


Agricultural production Crop resistence Fruit set Physiological disorders Stress tolerance mechanisms Water core

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshinori Kanayama
    • 1
  • Alexey Kochetov
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Agricultural ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Cytology & Genetics, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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