Approaches to Plant Stress and their Management

  • R.K. Gaur
  • Pradeep Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Taqi Ahmed Khan, Mohd Mazid, Saima Quddusi
    Pages 39-52
  3. Ritika Das, Amita Pandey, Girdhar K. Pandey
    Pages 53-84
  4. Surajit Bhattacharjee, Ajay Krishna Saha
    Pages 149-172
  5. R. Sultana, A. K. Choudhary, A. K. Pal, K. B. Saxena, B. D. Prasad, Ravigopal Singh
    Pages 173-190
  6. Kiran P. Bhagat, R. Arun Kumar, Pasala Ratnakumar, Satish Kumar, S. K. Bal, P. K. Agrawal
    Pages 191-205
  7. Sachin Teotia, Deepali Singh
    Pages 227-253
  8. Meenal Rathore, Raghwendra Singh, Partha Pratim Choudhary, Bhumesh Kumar
    Pages 255-265
  9. Luca Sebastiani, Alessandra Francini, Stefania Romeo, Andrea Ariani, Antonio Minnocci
    Pages 267-279
  10. Anukool Vaishnav, Shekhar Jain, Amrita Kasotia, Sarita Kumari, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    Pages 281-295
  11. Gohar Taj, Priyanka Giri, Mohd Tasleem, Anil Kumar
    Pages 297-316
  12. Saumik Basu, Veerendra Kumar Sharma, Dhriti Bhattacharyya, Supriya Chakraborty
    Pages 317-337
  13. Deepali Singh, Sachin Teotia
    Pages 339-352

About this book

Introduction

Plant stresses are serious threats to the sustainability of crop yields accounting for more crop productivity losses than any other factor in rainfed agriculture. Post-harvest losses mean surplus crops do not reach market, affecting the livelihoods of farming families, and too often these families are left with no other option than to eat contaminated stored food. These constraints impact the food security of these farming families as well as the communities and countries in which they live. This book is the demonstration of a clear synergistic effect of stresses, an effect that was unexpectedly as important as either stress applied alone. This book will add to our current knowledge of abiotic stress response in plants and will provide the groundwork necessary to build future strategies for crop enhancement. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples  discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. It will be beneficial to both plant breeders and molecular biologists, because it combines the topics of physiology, tolerance genes, and breeding methods. When these topics are presented together, it is easy to compare all aspects of tolerance mechanisms and breeding methods for abiotic stresses. These comparisons are useful to understand which pathways or which genes are important for rendering more tolerance to a certain abiotic stress, and to bring forward new ideas for improving the tolerance. Features •Cover both plant biotic and abiotic stresses •Important factors in managing crops for water stress conditions •Substantially increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries •Genetic and biochemical approaches – if those approaches constitute a substantial improvement on current practices.

Keywords

Biodiversity Mathematical modelling Plant Molecular Biology Transgenic

Editors and affiliations

  • R.K. Gaur
    • 1
  • Pradeep Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Science Faculty of Arts, Science & CommerceMody Institute of Technology & ScienceSikarIndia
  2. 2.Division of Crop ImprovementDirectorate of Wheat ResearchKarnalIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1620-9
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1619-3
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1620-9
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