Molecular Analysis of Plant Adaptation to the Environment

  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
  • Peter Buchner

Part of the Springer Handbook Series of Plant Ecophysiology book series (KLEC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Buchner
    Pages 43-60
  3. Holger Hesse, Rainer Höfgen
    Pages 61-79
  4. David B. Collinge, Jonas Borch, Kenneth Madriz-Ordeñana, Mari-Anne Newman
    Pages 131-158
  5. John G. Scandalios
    Pages 181-208
  6. Frank W. Smith
    Pages 249-269
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


Adverse environmental factors can impose stress on plants and influence the expression of the full genetic potential for growth and reproduction. The capability of plants to develop plastic response reactions, to adapt to environmental stress situations, is unique in the biological world. A goal of the research described in this volume is to increase crop productivity, particular in regions where the environment imposes stress. An understanding of the principles involved in plant adaptation to environmental stress will enable optimisation of practices to improve agronomic production and minimise damaging environmental impact. The aim of this volume is to link the rapidly advancing and increasingly specialist field of molecular biology with plant physiology at the ecosystem level. The book includes chapters focused on some principle methods and a series of up-to-date review chapters on plant adaptation to a variety of specific stresses. The utilisation of newly available genome information is emphasised. Of particular importance is the desire to highlight the current potential of such approaches, and how diverse disciplines can interact and complement one another. The book is aimed at both the specialist and the advanced student.


Expression Pathogen Plant physiology ecosystem environment molecular biology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm J. Hawkesford
    • 1
  • Peter Buchner
    • 1
  1. 1.Agriculture and Environment DivisionInstitute of Arable Crop ResearchHarpendenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5826-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9783-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5561
  • Series Online ISSN 1572-5561
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