Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants

Physiological, Molecular and Genomic Foundation

  • Ashwani Pareek
  • S.K. Sopory
  • Hans J.  Bohnert
  • Govindjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Stress Perception and Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 14-14
    2. Subrahmaniam Nagarajan, Shantha Nagarajan
      Pages 1-11
    3. Yu Kanesaki, Dmitry. A. Los, Iwane Suzuki, Norio Murata
      Pages 15-31
    4. Christopher D. Rock, Yoichi Sakata, Ralph S. Quatrano
      Pages 33-73
    5. Marie Boudsocq, Jen Sheen
      Pages 75-90
    6. Mikael Brosché, Kirk Overmyer, Michael Wrzaczek, Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi
      Pages 91-102
    7. Alexandre Robert-Seilaniantz, Rajendra Bari, Jonathan D. G. Jones
      Pages 103-122
    8. Lee Chae, Girdhar K Pandey, Sheng Luan, Yong Hwa Cheong, Kyung-Nam Kim
      Pages 123-163
    9. Jason Q. D. Goodger, Daniel P. Schachtman
      Pages 165-173
  3. Stress Regulation of Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 176-176
    2. Vaishali Panjabi-Sabharwal, Ratna Karan, Tanveer Khan, Ashwani Pareek
      Pages 177-198
    3. Kazuo Nakashima, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki
      Pages 199-216
    4. Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Jian-Kang Zhu
      Pages 217-241
  4. Physiology and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 244-244
    2. Anna Amtmann, Roger Leigh
      Pages 245-262
    3. Bhumesh Kumar, Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek, Sudhir K. Sopory
      Pages 263-282
    4. Christophe Belin, Sébastien Thomine, Julian I. Schroeder
      Pages 283-305
    5. Arthur R. Grossman, David Gonzalez-Ballester, Nakako Shibagaki, Wirulda Pootakham, Jeffrey Moseley
      Pages 307-348
    6. Arun Lahiri Majumder, Sonali Sengupta, Lily Goswami
      Pages 349-370
    7. Avijit Das, Maki Kawai-Yamada, Hirofumi Uchimiya
      Pages 371-383
  5. Overcoming Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 386-386
    2. Rakesh Kumar Singh, Edilberto Redoña, Luzminda Refuerzo
      Pages 387-415
    3. Anil K. Singh, Sudhir K. Sopory, Ray Wu, Sneh L. Singla-Pareek
      Pages 417-450
    4. Michael J. Thomson, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Susan R. McCouch, David J. Mackill
      Pages 451-469
    5. Jonathan Gressel, Avraham A. Levy
      Pages 471-483
    6. Altaf Ahmad, Hema Diwan, Yash P. Abrol
      Pages 503-521
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 523-526

About this book


Environmental insults such as extremes of temperature, extremes of water status as well as deteriorating soil conditions pose major threats to agriculture and food security. Employing contemporary tools and techniques from all branches of science, attempts are being made worldwide to understand how plants respond to abiotic stresses with the aim to help manipulate plant performance that will be better suited to withstand these stresses. The present book on abiotic stress is an attempt to search for possible answers to several basic questions related to plant responses towards abiotic stresses. This book presents a holistic view of the general principles of stress perception, signal transduction and regulation of gene expression. Further, chapters in this book analyze not only model systems but extrapolate interpretations obtained from models to crops. Lastly, we discuss how stress-tolerant crop or model plants have been or are being raised through plant breeding and genetic engineering approaches. Twenty three chapters, written by international authorities, integrate molecular details with overall plant structure and physiology, in a text-book style, including key references. This book serves as a complete package on the basics and applications for abiotic stress response sensing and genetic and metabolic response pathways in plants; it is designed for use by advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and beginning researchers in the area of stress biology, plant molecular biology, plant physiology, agriculture, biochemistry and environmental biology.


Abriotic stresses Agricultural biotechnology Climate change Expression Photosynthesis Protein Regulation Xylem gene expression genes genetic engineering metabolism physiology signal transduction transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashwani Pareek
    • 1
  • S.K. Sopory
    • 2
  • Hans J.  Bohnert
    • 3
  • Govindjee
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Life ScienceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Life ScienceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Dept. Plant BiologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaU.S.A.
  4. Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaU.S.A.

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